Track Title:               This Nearly Was Mine

Prime Artist:              Rosanno Brazzi
Lyrics by:                 Oscar Hammerstein II     (O. Greeley Clendenning H. II)
Music by:                  Richard Rodgers
From the Show:             South Pacific  1949 (S) 1953 (M)

From the Film:             South Pacific  1949 (S) 1953 (M)

One dream in my heart,
One love to be living for,
One love to be living for
This nearly was mine.

One girl for my dream,
One partner in paradise,
This promise of paradise
This nearly was mine.

Close to my heart she came
Only to fly away,
Only to fly as day flies from moonlight.
Now, now I'm alone,
Still dreaming of paradise,
Still saying that paradise
Once nearly was mine.


So clear and deep are my fancies
Of things I wish were true.
I'll keep rememb'ring evenings
I wish I'd spent with you.

I'll keep remember'ing kisses
>From lips I'll never own,
And all the lovely adventures
That we have never known.

Repeat Refrain

Contributed by Carlene Bogle