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(Love Is) The Tender Trap
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Jimmy Van Heusen
Lyricist
Sammy Cahn
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December 10, 1962
Recording
October 2, 1962
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"(Love Is) The Tender Trap" is a song featured in Frank Sinatra's 1962 Reprise album Sinatra-Basie: An Historic Musical First.

Sinatra first recorded this song for the soundtrack of the film, The Tender Trap. This rendition was later release as a single under Capitol Records, and was chosen to be in the compilation album, This Is Sinatra!. Being from a film, there are several compilation albums that this song is featured in such as Sinatra at the Movies, Screen Sinatra, and Frank Sinatra in Hollywood 1940–1964.

A live version can be found on the live Reprise album, Sinatra ’57 in Concert.

Lyrics Edit

Ya see a pair of laughing eyes,
And suddenly you're sighing sighs.
You're thinkin' nothin's wrong,
You string along, boy, then SNAP!
Those eyes, those sighs -
They're part of the tender trap.

You're hand in hand beneath the trees,
And soon there's music in the breeze.
You're actin' kind of smug
Until your heart just goes whap!
Those trees, that breeze -
They're part of the tender trap.

Some starry night,
When her kisses make you tingle,
She'll hold you tight
And you'll hate yourself for being single.

And all at once it seems so nice,
The folks are throwin' shoes and rice.
You hurry to a spot that's just a dot on the map.
You're hooked, you're cooked,
You're caught in the tender trap.

Some starry night,
When her kisses make you tingle,
She'll hold you tight
And you'll hate yourself for bein' single.

And all at once it seems so nice,
The folks are throwin' shoes and rice.
You hurry to a spot that's just a dot on the map.
And then you wonder how it all came about,
It's too late now, there's no gettin' out -
You fell in love, and love is the tender trap.

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