Nat King Cole sings L-O-V-E, a song recorded for his album of the same name (1965). It was composed by the German orchestra leader, multi-instrumentalist, music producer, arranger, and composer Bert Kaempfert (16 October 1923 – 21 June 1980), with lyrics by Milt Gabler, the American record producer (May 20, 1911 – July 20, 2001). The trumpet solo was performed by Bobby Bryant (May 19, 1934 – June 10, 1998), the American jazz trumpeter and flugelhornist.

Nat King Cole sings L-O-V-E
Nat King Cole’s last recording session came on Dec. 3, 1964, completing his soon-to-be-released L.O.V.E album. “L-O-V-E” was one of the three songs Nat recorded that day, and he would pass away less than 3 months from the date of this session. He knew at the time of this recording that he was headed to the hospital.

The song had previously appeared an instrumental track on Kaempfert’s album Blue Midnight (1964). Cole also recorded a version of “L-O-V-E” in a combination of Italian, French, Spanish, German and Japanese.

Nat King Cole – L-O-V-E Lyrics

L is for the way you look at me
O is for the only one I see
V is very, very extraordinary
E is even more than anyone that you adore can

Love is all that I can give to you
Love is more than just a game for two
Two in love can make it
Take my heart and please don’t break it
Love was made for me and you

(trumpet instrumental solo)

L is for the way you look at me
O is for the only one I see
V is very, very extraordinary
E is even more than anyone that you adore can

Love is all that I can give to you
Love is more than just a game for two
Two in love can make it
Take my heart and please don’t break it
Love was made for me and you
Love was made for me and you
L-O-V-E was made for me and you

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