You Were Meant for Me


Sung by Irving Kauffman, American singer (born 1890)


Sung by Gene Kelly, American singer (born 1912)

You Were Meant for Me
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
From the 1929 musical film “The Broadway Melody”

Lyrics:

Life was a song, you came along
I’ve laid awake the whole night through
If I but dared, to think you cared
This is what I’d say to you

You were meant for me
And I was meant for you
Nature patterned you
And when she was done
You were all the sweet things
Rolled up in one

You’re like a plaintive melody
That never lets me free
But I’m content the angels must have sent you
And they meant you just for me

Phrasing:

Life was a song / you came a-long /
I’ve laid a-wake the whole night through /
If I but dared / to think you cared /
This is what / I’d say to you /

[ You were meant for me /
And I was meant for you /
Na-ture pat-terned you /
And when she was done /
You were all the sweet things /
Rolled up in one /

You’re like a plain-tive me-lo-dy /
That ne-ver lets me free /
But I’m con-tent / the an-gels must have sent you /
And they meant you just for me ]

[ Repeat ]