Tonight you belong to me

I know (I know) you belong*
To somebody new
But tonight
You belong to * me

Although * (although*) we’re apart *
You are a part of my heart
But tonight
You belong to me

Way down by the stream *
How sweet it will seem
Once more just to dream
In the moonlight

My honey I know
With the dawn *
That you will be gone
But tonight
You belong to me

But tonight
You belong
To me

* Belong
_ Structure = to belong to

  • This book belongs to me.

  • Who does that bag belong to? = Whose bag is this?
    It belongs to my friends.

* Although

Although is a word that is used to express contrast.
_ Structure = although + verb phrase
although = even though

Careful: in terms of meaning, it’s similar to ‘in spite of/despite’ but their structure is different:
in spite of/despite + noun phrase

Example:

Although it’s raining, we’ll go to the beach.
=
In spite of the rain, we’ll go to the beach. (= despite the rain…)
(= It’s raining but we’ll go to the beach.)

“Tonight you belong to me” was written in 1926 by lyricist * Billy Rose and composer Lee David. It was first recorded in 1926 but became a hit * in 1927 when Gene Austin sang it.

In 1956, the song was revived * by Patience and Prudence.

Since then, this song has been covered by numerous amateurs and artists. Here’s Eddie Vedder and Cat Power’s version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUStIV3NUeo

My personal favourite is Fiona Apple’s: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHUdn-Sk-os