Lyrics ,Music:Sammy Fain ,Irving Kahal, Pierre Norman
The song was publishe 1930.
Since Fain was primarily a music writer and Kahal a lyricist, it may be assumed that the music was by Fain and lyrics were by Kahal, with Norman's contribution uncertain.
The song was introduced in the movie The Big Pond (1930) by Maurice Chevalier. The song has been used in other movies, including Monkey Business (1931), where the Marx Brothers steal Chevalier's passport and sing this song to try to prove they are Chevalier as they attempt to pass through US Customs. The song is a well-known standard, recorded by many artists, though Chevalier's and Frank Sinatra's versions are best known.
Sweet one, fairer than the flowers Never will I meet one sweeter than you Would you turn away or could you Really learn to care if I ever dare To say I love you
If the nightingales could sing like you They'd sing much sweeter than they do For you brought a new kind of love to me
And if the sandman brought me dreams of you I'd want to sleep my whole life through You brought a new kind love to me
I know that I'm the slave, you're the queen Still you can understand That underneath it all You're a maid and I am only a man
I would work and slave the whole day through If I could hurry home to you You brought a new kind of love to me