The Twelfth Of Never – Johnny Mathis

December 28, 2021

Let’s look at today’s song of the day, “The Twelfth of Never” by JohnnyMathis. 

Fun Facts

  • Jerry Livington and Paul Francis wrote the song’s lyrics.
  • “The Twelfth of Never” is often referred to as Johnny’s greatest hit song. 
  • The artist extracted the song’s melody from “I Gave My Love a Cherry,” except the bridge.
  • The Twelfth of Never refers to a nonexistent date in the future when the singer’s love for his lover will end, alluding to the fact that his love will last forever.
  • The hit song ranked 9th on the US Billboard Hot 100 and 2nd on Australian charts.
  • “The Twelfth of Never” was the flip side to the number 1 hit Chances Are
  • Roger Miller also covered this song in his 1968 album A tender Look at Love.
  • The name of the book “Until the Twelfth of Never: The Deadly Divorce of Dan & Betty Broderick references the song “The Twelfth Of Never” because they played it at Dan and Betty Broderick’s wedding.

Lyrics:

(Musixmatch)

You ask how much I need you, must I explain?

I need you, oh my darling, like roses need rain.

You ask how long I’ll love you; I’ll tell you true:

Until the twelfth of never, I’ll still be loving you.

Hold me close, never let me go.

Hold me close, melt my heart like April snow.

I’ll love you till the bluebells forget to bloom;

I’ll love you till the clover has lost its perfume.

I’ll love you till the poets run out of rhyme,

Until the twelfth of never and that’s a long, long time.

Hold me close, never let me go.

Hold me close, melt my heart like April snow.

I’ll love you till the bluebells forget to bloom;

I’ll love you till the clover has lost its perfume.

I’ll love you till the poets run out of rhyme,

Until the twelfth of never and that’s a long, long time.

Until the twelfth of never and that’s a long, long time.

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