The Twelfth Of Never

Album: Johnny's Greatest Hits (1957)
Charted: 9
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  • You ask how much I need you, must I explain?
    I need you, oh, my darling, like roses need rain
    You ask how long I'll love you, I'll tell you true
    Until the twelfth of never, I'll still be loving you

    Hold me close, never let me go
    Hold me close, melt my heart like April snow

    I'll love you till the bluebells forget to bloom
    I'll love you till the clover has lost its perfume
    I'll love you till the poets run out of rhyme

    Until the twelfth of never and that's a long, long time
    Until the twelfth of never and that's a long, long time Writer/s: Jerry Livingston, Paul Francis Webster
    Publisher: Spirit Music Group, Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 6

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn October 9, 1957, Johnny Mathis performed "The Twelfth of Never" on the Dick Clark ABC-TV weekday-afternoon program 'American Bandstand'...
    At the time the song was at #14 on Billboard's Most Played by Jockeys chart, just over two weeks later it would peak at #9 {for 1 week} and it spent 17 weeks on the Top 100...
    And on the same 'Bandstand' show he also performed the record's A-side, "Chances Are", and at time it was at #1 on the Most Played by Jockeys chart...
    Between 1957 and 1984 Mr. Mathis had forty-three* records on the Top 100 chart, six made the Top 10 with two reaching #1, besides the above "Chances Are", his other #1 record was "Too Much, Too Little, Too Late", a duet with Deniece Williams, for 1 week in 1978...
    John Royce Mathis celebrated his 82nd birthday ten days ago on September 30th {2017}...
    * Three of his forty-three Top 100 records were duets; two with Deniece Williams and one with Dionne Warwick.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn September 11th 1965, Johnny Mathis performed at the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, CA...
    At the time his album 'Johnny's Greatest Hits'* was at #133 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart, and it was also its 362nd week on the chart, it would stay on the chart for another 128 weeks, for a grand total of 490 weeks on the Top 200 Albums chart...
    Sharing the bill with Mr. Mathis was Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass, and their album 'Whipped Cream and Other Delights' was at #26 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart...
    * "The Twelfth Of Never" was track three on the 'Johnny's Greatest Hits' album.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn February 25th 1973, "The Twelfth of Never" by Donny Osmond entered Billboard's Top 100 chart at position #82; and on April 22nd it peaked at #8 (for 2 weeks) and spent 13 weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #7 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary Tracks chart.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn January 22nd 1967, Johnny Mathis performed "The Twelfth of Never" on the CBS-TV program 'The Ed Sullivan Show" (it was included in a medley of his hits, "It's Not For Me To Say", "Wild Is The Wind", "Chances Are", and "Wonderful Wonderful!"...)
    Ten years earlier on October 8th, 1957 "The Twelfth of Never" entered Billboard's Top 100 chart; eventually it peaked at #9 and spent 17 weeks on the Top 100...
    The record's A-side, "Chances Are", also charted, it reached #1 (for 1 week) and stayed on the Top 100 for over a half-year (28 weeks)...
    R.I.P. Mr. Sullivan (1901 - 1974) and Mr. Mathis celebrated his 78th birthday four months ago on September 30th (2013).
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyAccording to Billboard; "The Twelfth of Never" peaked at #9 while the flip-side "Chances Are" peaked at #1 for one week!!!
  • Hal from Atlanta, Gabefore settling on a singing career, johnny mathis was promising track star and was invited to try out for the 1956 us olmypic team headed to australia. but he chose music instead reportedly on the advice of his father
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