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Red Ingle – Temptation (Tim-tayshun) lyrics

Perry Como
Written by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed

Charted by Perry at # 15 in 1945 and then at # 21 on a re-release in late 1946/early 1947
Sung by Bing Crosby in the 1933 film "Going Hollywood".
Initially, 3 versions charted in 1934: Bing Crosby (# 3), Ted Fio Rito (# 15), and
Ferde Grofe (# 19)
Charted in 1944 by Artie Shaw at # 21
Charted in 1947 by Red Ingle at # 1
Instrumental versions charted by Roger Williams (#56, 1960) and Boots Randolph (#93,
1967) Also a # 27 hit for the Everly Brothers in 1961

You came, I was alone
I should have known
You were temptation
You smiled, luring me on
My heart was gone
And you were temptation

It would be thrilling if you were willing
And, if it can never be, pity me

For you were born to be kissed
I can't resist, you are temptation, I
Am yours, here is my heart
Take it and say that we'll never part
I'm just a slave, only a slave

To you, temptation
I'm your slave!!!

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