Wasn’t It Romantic – Lyrics by Marshall Barer Music by Hugh Martin

Lyrics by Marshall Barer Music by Hugh Martin
The song was written for a never produced musical called “A Little Nightmusic” and it was intended for Jeanette MacDonald

The refrain is a counter-melody of isn’t it romantic (Rodgers & Hart)

Though the world has grown cold
We can vanish the chill
We can order the present to vanish at will
We can darken the room we can start the machine
And from here in the gloom as we gaze at the screen
We can step into yesterday still
We can step into yesterday still

Ohh wasn’t it romantic,
All storybook & song
You fragile as a snowflake
I resolute & strong
How lovely the glow that I recall
How lovely, to know that love was all
White willows in the moonlight,
Bright silver in the street
Ohh did it really happen,
Or was it just a dream?
No matter I still await
The moment when
I will know romance again

Isn’t it romantic
Ohh wasn’t it romantic,
Music in the night
All storybook & song
A dream that can be heard
Isn’t it romantic
You fragile as a snowflake
Moving shadows write
I resolute & strong
The oldest magic word
How lovely the glow that I recall
I hear the breezes playing
In the trees above
How lovely, to know that love was all
While all the world is saying
you were meant for love.

Isn’t it romantic
White willows in the moonlight
Merely to be young
Bright silver in the street
on such a night as this
Isn’t it romantic
Ohh did it really happen,
Every note that’s sung
Or was it just a dream?
Is like a lover’s kiss.
No matter I still await
Sweet symbols in the moonlight
The moment when
Do you mean that I will fall in love perchance?
I will know romance again
Isn’t it romance.
Wasn’t it romance

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