It may be popular to quote Alfred, Lord Tennyson's sentiment "'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all," but this ballad from Victor Young and Edward Heyman is having none of that:When I fall in love it will be forever
Or I'll never fall in love
Young, a film composer, and Heyman, "Body and Soul
" lyricist, wrote the song for the 1952 war film One Minute To Zero
, starring Robert Mitchum and Ann Blyth. While Jeri Southern was the first to record the song, it was Doris Day who scored the first hit that same year.