SOME ENCHANTED EVENING
Writers Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein 11
Some enchanted evening you may see a stranger You may see a stranger across a crowded room And somehow you know, you know even then That somewhere you'll see her again and again Some enchanted evening, someone may be laughing You may hear her laughing across a crowded room And night after night, as strange as it seems The sound of her laughter will sing in your dreams Who can explain it, who can tell you why Fools give you reasons, wise men never try Some enchanted evening, when you find your true love When you feel her call you across a crowded room Then fly to her side and make her your own Or all through your life you may dream all alone Once you have found her, never let her go Once you have found her, never let her go
The Temptations' song “Some Enchanted Evening” was released in 1968 on their album The Temptations Sing Smokey. It was written by Smokey Robinson and Ronald White, both of whom were members of the Motown group The Miracles.
The Temptations band included Eddie Kendricks, Paul Williams, Melvin Franklin, Otis Williams, and Dennis Edwards. The lyrics are a romantic ode to an idealized love affair, with lines such as "I can see us strolling 'neath the trees/ Holding hands and sharing all our dreams". The song has become one of the most popular songs associated with the group, and its timeless message of romance still resonates today.