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Warren Williams - Girls Were Made To Love And Kiss (1962)

(Franz Lehar - A. P. Herbert)
Australia Australia
#17 Sydney #36 Brisbane #12 Adelaide

This was the most successful single nationally by Sydney singer Warren Williams (b. 1940).

For more on Warren Williams see Where My Baby Goes (She Goes With Me), his first hit, and the biography of Warren Williams at All Music Guide.

Girls Were Made To Love And Kiss was also a track on his 1962 EP on Leedon, Warren Williams Sings Famous Tenor Solos. The EP comprised songs from the pre-rock’n’roll era, light classics usually associated with Joseph Schmidt (A Star Fell From Heaven) and Richard Tauber (Pedro The Fisherman, Vienna City Of My Dreams, Girls Were Made To Love And Kiss).

Richard Tauber - Gern hab ich die Frau’n gekusst (1925)

(Franz Lehar - Paul Knepler - Bela Jenbach)
Austria Austria
Original version: live performance

In the operetta Paganini, music by Franz Lehár, libretto by Paul Knepler and Béla Jenbach, opened in Vienna October 1925. The title role was written for Richard Tauber.

In the English adaptation by A. P. Herbert and Harry Dexter, staged in London in 1937, the song became Girls Were Made To Love And Kiss. (The German title is more like "Gladly have I kissed women".)