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You'll Never Know

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"You'll Never Know"
Song
Published1943 by Bregman, Vocco and Conn
Composer(s)Harry Warren
Lyricist(s)Mack Gordon

"You'll Never Know" is a popular song with music written by Harry Warren and the lyrics by Mack Gordon.[1] The song is based on a poem written by a young Oklahoma war bride named Dorothy Fern Norris.[2]

The song was introduced in the 1943 movie Hello, Frisco, Hello where it was sung by Alice Faye.[1] The song won the 1943 Academy Award for Best Original Song,[3] one of nine nominated songs that year.[1] It was also performed by Faye in the 1944 film Four Jills in a Jeep.

The song is often credited as Faye's signature song. However, Faye never released a record of the ballad, and frequent later recordings of the song by other singers diminished her association with it.

Renditions

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References

  1. ^ a b c d Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 134. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  2. ^ The lyrics can be found at thepeaches.com
  3. ^ a b Gilliland, John (1994). Pop Chronicles the 40s: The Lively Story of Pop Music in the 40s (audiobook). ISBN 978-1-55935-147-8. OCLC 31611854. Tape 2, side A.
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 249.
  5. ^ (CD booklet), "Frank Sinatra: The Columbia Years: 1943–1952, The Complete Recordings Vol. 1, 1993
  6. ^ Soundtracks
  7. ^ a b (CD booklet), "Barbra Streisand: Just for the Record...", 1991 Columbia Records C4K 44111, p. 88
  8. ^ "Barbra Streisand Archives - Early Demos, RCA Audition, Record Contract". barbra-archives.com.
  9. ^ "A Bing Crosby Discography". BING magazine. International Club Crosby. Retrieved October 30, 2017.
  10. ^ Al Hirt, They're Playing Our Song Retrieved April 13, 2013.
  11. ^ "Hugh Masekela – Almost Like Being In Jazz". Discogs. discogs.com. Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  12. ^ a b "2018 Oscars: 6 Standout Songs From Academy Award-Nominated Films". Billboard. 28 February 2018.
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