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(Tepper / Bennett)

Kismet was written by Sid Tepper and Roy C. Bennett for Elvis’s 1965 movie, Harum Scarum. The song should not be confused with the 1953 Robert Wayne-George Forrest musical play, Kismet. Elvis recorded Kismet in February (probably the 24th), 1965 at RCA’s Nashville studios.



When you meet by chance, it's not just by chance, it's kismet
When two hearts stand still, it's destiny's will, it's kismet
The wheel of fortune spins, round and around it goes
Who will the arrow point to, only kismet knows

1. Until you came by, kismet and I were strangers
But now that you're here, it's suddenly clear we've met
This is my lucky day, love's in the cards I'd say
Thanks to kismet, kismet, kismet

1. (Repeat)


Note: Kismet is a Turkish as well as Hindi or Arabic word and it means “fate”

Where it was released:

Released for the fist time on Harum Scarum »


- Harum Scarum (1965) »

- Double Features: Girl Happy / Harum Scarum (1993)

- Elvis Chante Sid Tepper & Roy C. Bennett (2001)

- Harum Scarum (2003) - FTD »

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