Portrait Of My Love

Album: My Kind Of Girl (1960)
Charted: 3
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  • There could never be a portrait of my love
    For nobody could paint a dream
    You will never see a portrait of my love
    For miracles are never seen

    Anyone who sees her, soon forgets the Mona Lisa

    It would take, I know, a Michelangelo
    And he would need the glow of dawn that paints the sky above
    To try and paint a portrait of my love

    It would take, I know, a Michelangelo
    And he would need the glow of dawn that paints the sky above
    To try and paint a portrait of my loveWriter/s: Cyril Ornadel, Norman Newell
    Publisher: Downtown Music Publishing
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Comments: 2

  • Junmorj from Tagbilaran , PhilippinesThe song "Portrait of my Love" oftentimes deceive the unknowing into thinking that the Mona Lisa is a work by Michelangelo. David West's juxtaposition of the great work of art with the great artist in the same stanza led many to assume that the Mona Lisa is Michelangelo's, not Leonardo da Vinci's, painting. Either West was ignorant about it or was only after a good rhyme. I think it's more of the latter than the former.
  • Al from Atlanta, GaWhoever wrote the comment about the grammatical error - is that your life work? If not, it could be. Pop songs, poetry, etc, etc, etc, are full of grammatical, historical & other errors. I believe it is called "poetic license". Oh, you could add to your pursuit, Pop, C&W & other songs that are sung or played off key, or have melodies that have been "plagerized" from other songs.
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