THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
288-Lew Stone & His Band-I Get Along Without You Very Well.
1939-Has never charted in the UK.There was no UK chart until 1952.
Best Bit-At 0.20.The lyrics were written 15 years before the music was added and the lyricist died before hearing or seeing the songs success.
The music was written by Hoagy Carmichael(November 22,1899-December 27,1981,) he is regarded as among the greatest songwriters of the 20th Century.
Back in 1924 a friend of Carmichael’s showed him a magazine clipping of a poem he thought he might like,Carmichael did and scribbled it down on the back of an envelope.Fifteen years later while having a clear out he came across the envelope and this time decided to write music to the words,but he couldn’t release it until tracking down the poems author.
Jane Brown-Thompson an amateur poet who had written the lyrics and sent them into ‘Life’ magazine in 1923 was eventually tracked down,she was now a widow in her 70’s.
It was planned that radio presenter Dick Powell would play the song for the first time on radio on January 19th 1939,unfortunately Mrs Thompson died the day before on January 18th.
‘I’ve forgotten you just like I should,of course I have,except to hear your name, or someones laugh that is the same.’
PLEASE SHARE TO REACH A WID