The Jeanette MacDonald and 
Nelson Eddy Musical Favorites Page

Jeanette and Nelson starred in 8 popular musical films during the 1930's and early 1940's.
These Sing Along Songs from their films represent some of their most famous 
and memorable work.

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please click on the text links below to visit each song page. 

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NAUGHTY MARIETTA (1935)

Naughty Marietta was the singing duo's first film together
and one of their most popular. On this website you can click
through all the song pages for every major song from this operetta.

Tramp! Tramp! Tramp!

Music by Victor Herbert, Lyrics by Rida Johnson Young 
From the Operetta Naughty Marietta (1910) 

This famous men's marching song is a rousing beginning
to a great operetta, as Captain Dick's men rescue
damsels in distress and impress them with their prowess
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'Neath The Southern Moon

Music by Victor Herbert, Lyrics by Rida Johnson Young 
From the Operetta Naughty Marietta (1910) 

An exquisitely beautiful ballad, sung by Nelson to Jeanette in the film.
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Italian Street Song

Music By Victor Herbert, Lyrics by Rida Johnson Young
From the Operetta Naughty Marietta (1910)

Once again, Nelson's character belts out this
tune to impress Jeanette's character in the film,
only to be shocked when she begins singing it as well,
revealing her lovely voice to him for the first time.
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I'm Falling In Love With Someone

Music by Victor Herbert, Lyrics by Rida Johnson Young 
From the Operetta Naughty Marietta (1910)

Nelson sings this love song in a small boat to Jeanette,
to let her know there is a certain someone who is falling in love
with someone else.
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Ah! Sweet Mystery Of Life

Music By Victor Herbert, Lyrics by Rida Johnson Young
From the Operetta Naughty Marietta (1910)

This song is the "Dream Melody" that has few words,
until the characters declare their love for one
another towards the end of the story - then the words
come pouring forth as if by magic.
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ROSE MARIE (1935)

I had three beautiful song pages up from this show
but had to take them down years ago for copyright law extension reasons.
You can thank the unConstitutional Sonny Bono Copyright Extension 
law signed by Clinton in 1998, that keeps the public from their Public Domain
on old works until 2018. If anyone else has songs from this show up on
their site they are copyright infringing.

Jeanette did sing an aria from the opera Romeo and Juliette
near the beginning of the film. You can find it in Melody Lane's
Opera Section.

MAYTIME (1937)

Probably the most polished of all the Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald films

Will You Remember
(The Sweetheart Solo)

Lyrics by Rida Johnson Young, Music by Sigmund Romberg
Original Publication by G. Schirmer, 3 East 43rd St., NY (1917)

This much-loved romantic duet comes from the operetta Maytime
and was popularized by Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy
in the film of the same name
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Carry Me Back To Old Virginny

Words and Music by James A. Bland (1878)

A favorite Southern plantation song.
Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy sang this song together 
at the piano in Maytime
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THE NEW MOON (1938)

Unavailable online for copyright law extension reasons.
Next time don't let the politicians rob you of your public domain.
Fight back! Ancient old works should belong to everyone.

SWEETHEARTS (1938) 

The couple's only film in color, it featured a light and breezy
romantic score and dialogue...and Nelson was happy to wear a modern suit
and clothes in this one! :)

Sweethearts

Music by Victor Herbert, Lyrics by Robert B Smith 
From the 2 Act Comedy Operetta Sweethearts (1913)

This beautiful theme song was sung - several times - by 
Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald in the 1938 
film of the same name. A variation of Victor Herbert's operetta was featured 
in the film; the characters played a husband and wife team who had 
appeared in a successful run of the show for several years...
much much longer than the actual operetta had run on Broadway.
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Selections from Operetta The Merry Widow

Music by Franz Lehar, Original English Lyrics by Adrian Ross
(1905-1907)

Unfortunately removed due to stupid copyright lawsuit threat
awhile ago from the Franz Lehar estate, ridiculous, when this
work is 100 years old! It's public domain in the US but not UK / Europe.
I spent months working on this file, only to be forced to remove it
after three weeks. Sigh. One day I'll return it though. :)

From Smilin' Through, Starring Jeanette and Husband Gene Raymond

Smilin' Through

Words and Music by Arthur A. Penn (1918)
Composer of "The Honeysuckle And The Bee"
A terrific ballad standard, recorded by many of the top crooners
of the first half of the twentieth century
Melody Lane MP3

From San Francisco (1936)

The Holy City

Words by F.E. Weatherly,  Music by Stephen Adams
     Publication: New York: Boosey & Co., 9 East Seventeenth Street (1892)

Jeanette sang this inspiring song with boys' choir
in the 1936 film musical blockbuster San Francisco
starring Clark Gable and Spencer Tracy
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