Eternally (Charles Chaplin Song)
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Eternally Charles Chaplin Song

"Eternally" is a song with music by Charles (Charlie) Chaplin, and words by the English lyricists Geoff Parsons and John Turner. The music was initially composed for Chaplin's film Limelight (1952) and titled "Terry's Theme"; the film won an Oscar for "Best Original Dramatic Score" at the 45th Academy Awards in 1973.

As "Terry's Theme", the tune was a charting instrumental hit in 1953 for Frank Chacksfield (UK #2, US #5), Ron Goodwin (UK #3), and Richard Hayman (US #13). As "Eternally", it was recorded by Jimmy Young (UK #8, 1953),[1]Vic Damone (US #12, 1953),[2]Li Xianglan (in Chinese and Japanese), Petula Clark (These Are My Songs, 1967), Bing Crosby (for his radio show),[3]Dinah Shore,[4]Steve Lawrence,[5]Michel Legrand, Jerry Vale,[6]Sarah Vaughan,[7]Roger Whittaker, Engelbert Humperdinck (1973[8] and 2007), Victor Wood (1971), Amália Rodrigues, John Serry Sr. (Squeeze Play, 1956)[9][10], among many others.


  1. ^ British Hit Singles & Albums. London: Guinness World Records. 2005. p. 559. ISBN 1-904994-00-8.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 120. ISBN 0-89820-083-0.
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  9. ^ Squeeze Play album by John Serry Sr. performing "Terry's Theme" on
  10. ^ Squeeze Play Featuring the Dynamic Accordion of John Serry performing "Terry's Theme" on

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