The structure of this common "Type A" 32-bar form is represented as AABA. The song is invariably taken at a slow tempo, or as a ballad with an aria-like melody that would represent a challenge to many vocalists. In the key of C the melodic arc of the song extends from G below middle C to the second D above middle C.
It was recorded by Frank Sinatra on May 2, 1953 and released on Capitol 2505.
Doris Day and André Previn included the song in their 1962 Duet album. Doris also later released song on her 2011 album My Heart.
The very thought of you makes my heart sing, Like an April breeze on the wings of spring. And you appear in all your splendor, My one and only love.
The shadows fall and spread their mystic charms In the hush of night while you are in my arms. I feel your lips so warm and tender, My one and only love.
The touch of your hand is like heaven, A heaven that I've never known. The blush on your cheek whenever I speak Tells me that you are my own,
You fill my eager heart with such desire, Every kiss you give sets my soul on fire, I give myself in sweet surrender, My one and only love.