♫ I’ll Never Fall In Love Again ♫

Burt Bacharach and Hal David wrote this for the Broadway musical Promises, Promises, Neil Simon’s musical adaptation of Billy Wilder’s screenplay The Apartment. Bacharach and David had added this song to the musical at the last minute at a time when Burt had the flu, which explains Hal David’s little joke of rhyming “Pneumonia” with “Phone ya.”

Several recordings of the song were released in 1969, the most popular of which was by Dionne Warwick, who took it to number six on Billboard magazine’s Hot 100. Another best-selling version was by Bobbie Gentry, who topped the UK chart, which I listened to tonight and did not care for at all.

I’ll Never Fall in Love Again
Dionne Warwick

What do you get when you fall in love?
A guy with a pin to burst your bubble
That’s what you get for all your trouble
I’ll never fall in love again
I’ll never fall in love again

What do you get when you kiss a guy?
You get enough germs to catch pneumonia
After you do, he’ll never phone ya
I’ll never fall in love again
Dontcha know that I’ll never fall in love again?

Don’t tell me what it’s all about
‘Cause I’ve been there and I’m glad I’m out
Out of those chains, those chains that bind you
That is why I’m here to remind you

What do you get when you fall in love?
You only get lies and pain and sorrow
So far at least until tomorrow
I’ll never fall in love again
No, no, I’ll never fall in love again

Ahh, out of those chains, those chains that bind you
That is why I’m here to remind you

What do you get when you fall in love?
You only get lies and pain and sorrow
So far at least until tomorrow
I’ll never fall in love again
Dontcha know that I’ll never fall in love again
I’ll never fall in love again

Songwriters: Hal David / Burt Bacharach
I’ll Never Fall in Love Again lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

8 thoughts on “♫ I’ll Never Fall In Love Again ♫

  1. I’m glad it wasn’t just me who didn’t care for the Bobbie Gentry version. To be honest it was played so often back then that I grew to hate the song especially as it burrowed into your ear and went round and round your head for days. That may be one reason I hate going to films classed as musicals. Lie them or not they cling to you.
    Cwtch

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    • No, I didn’t care for it at all, and much prefer Dionne Warwick’s more upbeat version. I agree … sometimes they overdo a song and it becomes hated rather than loved. I don’t recall this one being over-played here, but I can remember some that were. Unlike you, though, I do enjoy some musicals, even if the song sticks in my head for a few days. As you know, nothing sticks in my head for very long 😉
      Cwtch

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    • I read that the Bobbie Gentry version was much more popular than this one in the UK, but when I listened to it, I didn’t care for it at all. Just a matter of what one gets used to, I suppose. Hugs!!! ❤

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