Taking a Chance on Love
John Latouche
Vernon Duke, Ted Fetter
August 2, 1954
August 2, 1954

"Taking a Chance on Love" is a song featured in Frank Sinatra's 1954 album, Swing Easy!.

History[edit | edit source]

"Taking a Chance on Love," written by Vernon Duke with lyrics by John Latouche and Ted Fetter, is a jazz standard that was popularized in the early 1940s. The initial version of the song was performed by Ethel Waters and Dooley Wilson for the 1940 musical Cabin in the Sky.[1] Since Waters and Wilson's version, several covers of the song have been performed over the years.

Releases[edit | edit source]

Studio recordings

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

Here I go again
I hear those trumpets blow again
All aglow again
Taking a chance on love

Here I slide again
About to take that ride again
Starry eyed again
Taking a chance on love

I thought that cards were a frame-up
I never would try
Now I'm taking that game up
And the ace of hearts is high

Things are mending now
I see a rainbow blending now
We'll have a happy ending now
Taking a chance on love

Here I slip again
About to take that trip again
I got that grip again
Taking a chance on love

Now I prove again
That I can make life move again
I'm in a groove again
Taking a chance on love

I walk around with a horseshoe
In clover I lie
And brother rabbit of course you
Better kiss your foot good-bye

On that ball again
I'm riding for a fall again
I'm gonna give my all again
Taking a chance on love

Other artists[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Burlingame, Sandra. "Jazz Standards Songs and Instrumentals (Taking a Chance on Love)". jazzstandards.com. Retrieved 2009-07-08.

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