"If You Ever Fall in Love Again"
Song
LanguageEnglish
Published1940s
Released1940s
Songwriter(s)Dick Farrelly
Composer(s)Dick Farrelly
Sheet music cover for the song "If You Ever Fall in Love Again" recorded by Anne Shelton.  It was Dick Farrelly's first success as a songwriter in 1948.
Sheet music cover for the song "If You Ever Fall in Love Again" recorded by Anne Shelton. It was Dick Farrelly's first success as a songwriter in 1948.

"If You Ever Fall in Love Again" is a song written by Irish songwriter Dick Farrelly.

Origins and recordings

In 1948, it was the winning song in a BBC-hosted song contest in Northern Ireland and was subsequently recorded by Anne Shelton for whom it became a United Kingdom hit.

It was also recorded by the Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians orchestra and the vocal group The Three Suns in the United States.

The song was later recorded on the Farrelly tribute album Legacy of a Quiet Man (2001) by Irish singer Sinead Stone and musician Gerard Farrelly (Dick's son).

Publisher

The song is published by Andic Songs/MCPS.

Farrelly's other works

Farrelly's most-successful song[1] is the "Isle of Innisfree", a worldwide hit for Bing Crosby in 1952 and main theme of the comedy-drama romance film, The Quiet Man (1952). His other compositions include, "We Dreamed our Dreams", "Cottage by the Lee", "Annaghdown", "The Gypsy Maiden", "Man of the Road" and "The Rose of Slievenamon".

References

  1. ^ Des MacHale (2004) [2000]. Picture The Quiet Man. Appletree Press. ISBN 086281930X.