Hello, Young Lovers (song) – 1951

“Hello, Young Lovers” is a show tune from the 1951 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, The King and I. It is sung by Anna, played by Gertrude Lawrence in the original Broadway production; by Valerie Hobson in the original London West End production; and by Deborah Kerr in the film version (although voiced-over by Marni Nixon).

The heroine Anna sings this song when she tells the wives of the King of Siam about her late husband, and sympathises with the plight of Tuptim, the Burmese slave girl.

Cover versions

Among popular versions were ones by:

Perry Como
Guy Lombardo (with vocal by Kenny Martin).
Andy Williams included his version of it on the 1959 album Andy Williams Sings Rodgers and Hammerstein.
Paul Anka had a significant revival in 1960, in the swinging Bobby Darin style.