It Had to Be You Song Lyrics

Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra Trilogy: Past Present Future cover art
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Why do I do, just as you say,
Why must I just, give you your way
Why do I sigh, why don't I try, to forget
It must have been, that something lovers call fate
Kept me saying, "I have to wait"
I saw them all, just couldn't fall, 'til we met
It had to be you, it had to be you
I wandered around, and finally found, the somebody who
Could make me be true, and could make me be blue
And even be glad, just to be sad, thinking of you
Some others I've seen, might never be mean
Might never be cross, or try to be boss, but they wouldn't do
For nobody else, gave me a thrill,
With all your faults, I love you still
It had to be you, wonderful you, it had to be youWhy do I do, just as you say,
Why must I just, give you your way
Why do I sigh, why don't I try, to forget
It must have been, that something lovers call fate
Kept me saying, "I have to wait"
I saw them all, just couldn't fall, 'til we met
It had to be you, it had to be you
I wandered around, and finally found, the somebody who
Could make me be true, and could make me be blue
And even be glad, just to be sad, thinking of you
Some others I've seen, might never be mean
Might never be cross, or try to be boss, but they wouldn't do
For nobody else, gave me a thrill,
With all your faults, I love you still
It had to be you, wonderful you, it had to be youWhy do I do, just as you say,
Why must I just, give you your way
Why do I sigh, why don't I try, to forget
It must have been, that something lovers call fate
Kept me saying, "I have to wait"
I saw them all, just couldn't fall, 'til we met
It had to be you, it had to be you
I wandered around, and finally found, the somebody who
Could make me be true, and could make me be blue
And even be glad, just to be sad, thinking of you
Some others I've seen, might never be mean
Might never be cross, or try to be boss, but they wouldn't do
For nobody else, gave me a thrill,
With all your faults, I love you still
It had to be you, wonderful you, it had to be you

Track Listing


Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Song is You
  • 2 But Not for Me
  • 3 I Had the Craziest Dream
  • 4 It Had to Be You
  • 5 Let's Face the Music and Dance
  • 6 Street of Dreams
  • 7 My Shining Hour
  • 8 All of You
  • 9 More Than You Know
  • 10 They All Laughed
    Vinyl 2
  • 1 You and Me (We Wanted It All)
  • 2 Just the Way You Are
  • 3 Something
  • 4 MacArthur Park
  • 5 Theme From New York, New York
  • 6 Summer Me, Winter Me
  • 7 Song Sung Blue
  • 8 For the Good Times
  • 9 Love Me Tender
  • 10 That's What God Looks Like
    Vinyl 3
  • 1 What Time Does the Next Miracle Leave?
  • 2 World War None!
  • 3 The Future
  • 4 The Future (continued): "I've Been There"
  • 5 The Future (conclusion): "Song Without Words"
  • 6 Finale: Before the Music Ends


  • credits


    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Quincy D. Jones
    album: Track in album Trilogy: Past Present Future
    release date: 1980
    popularity : 107 users have visited this page.
    length: 3:56
    vocal: Frank Sinatra
    arranger: Billy May
    orchestra: Billy May & His Orchestra
    conductor: Billy May
    composer: Isham Jones
    lyricist: Gus Kahn

    Album Information

    label: Reprise Records
    country(area): United States
    format: Vinyl
    script: Latin