I Love You Most Of All

Bee Halton at The Bee Writes Love Is In Da Blog 2019 ~ A Music Festival has buzzed us to write about A Love Song from 1939-1948.  I chose ‘You Always Hurt the One You Love’ recorded by the Mills Brothers and written by Allan Roberts and Doris Fisher.  Lyricist Allan Roberts was an American musician and songwriter, whose songs were successfully recorded by Ella Fitzgerald, the Ink Spots, Billie Holiday, the Andrews Sisters, Marilyn Monroe, Perry Como, the Mills Brothers and many others.  He met aspiring songwriter Doris Fisher, the daughter of respected Tin Pan Alley songwriter and music publisher Fred Fisher, and in 1944 the two began collaborating on songs.  They found immediate success with such popular songs as ‘You Always Hurt the One You Love’ for the Mills Brothers and in 1944 alone they wrote ‘Angelina’ by Louis Prima, ‘Good, Good, Good’ for Bing Crosby with the Andrews Sisters, ‘Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall’ for Ella Fitzgerald and the Ink Spots and ‘Invitation to the Blues’ for Ella Mae Morse.  Doris Fisher married in 1947 and retired from the entertainment industry,

The Mills Brothers quartet, consisted of John C., Herb B., Donald F., and Harry F. and they rose to stardom in 1931 after being signed by radio (and later television) magnate William S. Paley in New York City to a three-year contract with CBS radio.  As the brothers were growing up, their parents taught them how to sing, and their first attempt at harmony was ‘Three Blind Mice’, an early seventeenth-century English nursery rhyme.  They were the first black musicians to land a commercially-sponsored national radio program.  No other vocal group in history turned out hit records over a longer span of time [1931-1970] than the Mills brothers did.  The oldest brother John, died in 1936 at the age of 25 and he was replaced their father who played guitar.  The Mills Brothers became a trio after their father John Mills, Sr. retired in 1956.  Harry died in 1982 at the age of 68 and Herbert died in 1989 at the age of 77.

The Mills Brother’s million seller records included ‘Paper Doll’/’I’ll Be Around’ (1942-1943), ‘Tiger Rag’/’Nobody’s Sweetheart’ (1931), ‘You Always Hurt The One You Love’/’Till Then’ (1944), ‘Lazy River’ (1940s-1952, through four releases), and ‘The Glow Worm’ (1952).  If you care for someone, this makes you become vulnerable and the only people that can truly hurt you are the ones that you actually care about.  Becoming attached to another and expecting their love in return hurts when it is not reciprocated and this can lead to your relationship becoming broken.  Most people expect more from their loved ones, but the more time that you spend with someone, the easier it will be for them to get on your nerves and you may eventually have to lash out at them.

You always hurt the one you love
The one you shouldn’t hurt at all
You always take the sweetest rose
And crush it till the petals fall

You always break the kindest heart
With a hasty word you can’t recall, so
If I broke your heart last night
It’s because I love you most of all

You always hurt the one you love
The one you shouldn’t hurt at all
You always take the sweetest rose
And crush it till the petals fall

You always break the kindest heart
With a hasty word you can’t recall
So, if I broke your heart last night
It’s because I love you most of all

You always hurt the one you love
The one you shouldn’t hurt at all
You always take the sweetest rose
Crush it, till the petals fall

You always break the kindest heart
With a hasty word you can’t recall, so
If I broke your heart last night
It’s because I love you most of all

Written for Love Is In Da Blog “A Love Song from 1939-1948”.

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