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 love Writer/s: Cyril Ornadel, Norman Newell
    Publisher: Downtown Music Publishing
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 5

  • Jun Opelena from Makilala Cotabato PhilippinesIt is only a little error, the important is the message of the song.
  • Rachel from Uk'Try and paint a picture' is normal colloquial British English, it's not an error at all.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn this day in 1961 {January 19th} "Portrait of My Love" by Matt Monro peaked at #3 {for 2 weeks} on United Kingdom's Official Top 50 Singles* chart...
    Between 1960 and 1973 the Shoreditch, London, England native had thirteen records on the U.K. Singles chart, four made the Top 10 with the above "Portrait of My Love" being his biggest it...
    Besides "Portrait" of My Love", his other three Top 10 records were "My Kind of Girl" {#5 in 1961}, "Softly As I Leave You" {#10 in 1962}, and "Walk Away" {#4 in 1964}...
    Matt Monro, born Terence Edward Parsons, passed away at the young age of 54 on February 7th, 1985 {liver cancer}...
    May he R.I.P.
    * And from the 'For What It's Worth' department, the U.K. Singles Top 10 for January 19th, 1961...
    At #1. "Poetry In Motion" by Johnny Tillotson
    #2. "I Love You" by Cliff Richard & and the Shadows
    #3. the above "Portrait of My Love"
    #4. "Perfidia" by the Ventures
    #5. "Save The Last Dance For Me" by The Drifters
    #6. "Counting Teardrops" by Emile Ford & the Checkmates
    #7 " It's Now Or Never" by Elvis Presley
    #8. "Man of Mystery"/"The Stranger" by the Shadows
    #9. "Pepe" by Duane Eddy
    #10. "Goodness Gracious" by Peter Sellers & Sophia Loren
  • 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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