Beautiful Love is a popular song (1931) composed by Wayne King, Victor Young and Egbert Van Alstyne with lyrics by Haven Gillespie. It has become a jazz standard. While originally recorded as a waltz it is typically played in 4/4.
Beautiful Love Original Recording:
The song was introduced by the Wayne King Orchestra. I am unsure if there is an available recording – please let me know if you know of one.
Beautiful Love Lyrics:
Beautiful love, you are a mystery.
Beautiful love, what have you done to me?
I was contented till you came along,
thrilling my soul with your song
Beautiful love, I’ve roamed your paradise.
Searching for love, my dream to realize
Reaching for heaven, depending on you.
Beautiful love, will my dreams come true?
Beautiful Love Transcriptions:
- Beautiful Love Transcription (Bill Evans Piano Solo from Explorations)
- Beautiful Love Transcription (Jim Hall Guitar Solo from Power of Three)
- Beautiful Love Transcription (Fred Hersch Piano Solo from Beautiful Love)
Beautiful Love Play Alongs:
Beautiful Love Fake Books:
Beautiful Love Other Resources
- Beautiful Love Harmonic Analysis @ Song Trellis
- Beautiful Love Left Hand Piano Voicings @ All About Jazz Forums
- Beautiful Love Left Hand Piano Voicings @ Sacramento State University