The music was written by Harry Warren, the lyrics by Mort Dixon and Billy Rose. The song was published in 1931, though the same lyric with different music had been published five years earlier. It was introduced in the Broadway musical Billy Rose's Crazy Quilt, which opened in May, 1931, where it was sung by Fanny Brice.
Many versions of the song were recorded in 1931. The biggest hit was by Fred Waring's Pennsylvanians, with a vocal by Clare Hanlon, released by Victor Records as catalog number 22707. The next-most-popular version was by Bing Crosby, recorded on June 12, 1931 and released by Brunswick Records as catalog number 6128 and a version recorded by the Boswell Sisters and Victor Young's Orchestra also had some popularity. The song has since become a pop standard, recorded by many additional people
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