Bing Crosby Rediscovered - Performance: “The Second Time Around” and Other Love Songs

In this web exclusive, see Bing Crosby’s full performance of “The Second Time Around” (music by Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn). A clip of this song from Crosby’s television special in 1961 is seen in American Masters – Bing Crosby Rediscovered, which after its premiere on December 2, comes around for its second time on Friday, December 26 at 9 pm for a special holiday encore (check local listings).

“The Second Time Around” Lyrics

Love is lovelier the second time around
Just as wonderful with both feet on the ground
It’s that second time you hear your love song sung
Makes you think, perhaps, that love, like youth
Is wasted on the young

Love’s more comfortable the second time you fall
Like a friendly home, the second time you call
Who can say what brought us to this miracle we’ve found?
There are those who’ll bet love comes but once, and yet
I’m oh so glad we met, the second time around

Who can say what brought us to this miracle we’ve found?
There are those who’ll bet love comes but once, and yet
I’m oh so glad we met, the second time around

More Love Songs by Bing Crosby

To serenade you for nearly one hour, American Masters has created a playlist of 20 love songs by Bing Crosby.

A note to the user: you’ll have to sign up for a Spotify account to listen, but it’s a free service.