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The Twelfth Of Never
Artist: Johnny Mathis

Peaked at # 9 in 1957
Later charted by The Chi-Lites at # 122 in 1969
as "B" side of their
"Let Me Be the Man My Daddy Was"
Also charted by Donny Osmond at # 8 in 1973
The melody of this song was taken from the 16th-century English folk song
"I Gave My Love a Cherry" (a/k/a "The RiddleSong")
Written by Paul Francis Webster and Jerry Livingston)


You ask me 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 'til the bluebells forget to bloom
I'll love you 'til the clover has lost its perfume
I'll love you 'til 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