My Own True Love

Album: Gone With The Wind (1948)

Songfacts®:

  • This was originally an instrumental known as "Tara's Theme" and will be recognized by film buffs as the opening music of the epic film Gone With The Wind. The words were added by lyricist Mack David, and it was released in October 1948 by Margaret Whiting backed by Frank De Vol and his Orchestra. It has been widely recorded since. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England

Comments: 1

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn July 1st 1959, Jimmy Clanton performed "My Own True Love"* on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'...
    One month and two days later on August 3th, 1959 it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #76; five weeks later on September 7th it would peak at #33 {for 3 weeks} and it stayed on the chart for 12 weeks...
    Between 1958 and 1969 he had twelve Top 100 records; three made the Top 10, they were "Just A Dream" {#4 in 1958}, "Go, Jimmy, Go" {#5 in 1960}, and "Venus in Blue Jeans" {#7 in 1962}...
    Jimmy Clanton will celebrate his 77th birthday in two months and one day on September 2nd {2015}...
    * The music was written by Max Steiner in 1939 as "Tara's Theme" from the film 'Gone With The Wind'; and twenty years later in 1959 Mack David composed the lyrics.
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