Lyrics to Three Coins In The Fountain

Three Coins In The Fountain

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A version of Three Coins In The Fountain was recorded by Andy Mackay And The Metaphors for their album 'London! Paris! New York! Rome!

From wikipedia:

"Three Coins in the Fountain" is a popular song which received the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1954.


The melody was written by Jule Styne, the lyrics by Sammy Cahn. It was written for the romance film, Three Coins in the Fountain and refers to the act of throwing a coin into the Trevi Fountain in Rome while making a wish. Each of the film's three stars performs this act.


Cahn and Styne were asked to write the song to fit the movie but were unable to either see the film or read the script. They completed the song in an hour and had produced a demonstration record with Frank Sinatra by the following day. The song was subsequently used in the film soundtrack but in the rush Twentieth Century Fox neglected to sign a contract with the composers, allowing them to claim complete rights over the royalties. The song was subsequently recorded by The Four Aces, who had a #1 hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1954 while the Sinatra recording topped the UK Singles Chart for three weeks in September and October that year.


It was also recorded by Jack Jones in 1990, and used in the film Coins in the Fountain that same year. Steve Martin sings "Three Coins in a Fountain" when trying to attempt a sing-along in the film, Planes, Trains and Automobiles. It was parodied in the Goon Show, to the same tune, with the words Three Goons in a fountain, which one will the fountain drown?

Song Musicians

Three Coins In The Fountain is on the following Roxy Music and Solo Albums