To Each His Own

Words & Music by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans
Recorded by The Platters, 1960 (# 21) (also see below)

   CM7         F9            CM7         F9
A rose must remain with the sun and the rain,

        CM7           Dm7        Em7    Dm7
Or its lovely promise won't come true;

G7         Dm7/G    Dm7             Dm7/G  CM7     FM7
To each his own, to each his own -- and my own is you.

     CM7        F9          CM7                 F9
What good is a song, if the words just don't belong?

       CM7             Dm7      Em7     Dm7
And a dream must be a dream for two.

   F#m7-5          B7          Em7 A7  Dm7  Fdim(I)  C9        
No good alone, to each his own --  for  me  there's you.


If a flame is to grow there must be a glow,

   Em7       A7             Em7    A7
To open each door there's a key;

    D                  DM7
I need you, I know, I can't let you go;

     Am7              D7     G7
Your touch means too much to me.

     C        BbM7           C        BbM7
Two lips must insist on two more to be kissed,

           CM7             Dm7     Em7  Em6  Dm7 G7
Or they'll never know what love can do;

       F#m7-5   B7  Em7   A7
To each his own, I've found my own,

 Dm7   G7      C                 
One and only you.

Repeat Refrain:

(Repeat Last Verse)

In 1946 there were five Top 10 versions-- Eddy Howard (#1). The Ink Spots (#1), Freddy Martin (#1), The Modernaires with Paula Kelly (#3), and Tony Martin (#4). The song was charted by The Tymes at # 78 in 1964, and also charted by Frankie Laine at # 82 in 1968.

The lyric and guitar chord transcriptions on this site are the work of The Guitarguy and are intended for private study, research, or educational purposes only. Individual transcriptions are inspired by and and based upon the recorded versions cited, but are not necessarily exact replications of those recorded versions.