Eddie Pensier writes:
It’s big and lush and swoony and romantic. It’s a guy telling a girl about falling in love at first sight, and not missing out on it when it happens. This is the sort of song that some people find faintly embarrassing in its naked old-fashioned emotionalism. It’s what people who say “I hate musicals” hate about them. They consider it twee and sentimental.
Those people have no heart, just so we’re clear.
From Joshua Logan’s South Pacific (1958), with Rossano Brazzi, Mitzi Gaynor, John Kerr, Ray Walston and Juanita Hall. The voice you hear does not belong to Brazzi but to the magnificent American bass Giorgio Tozzi.