song was recorded in June of 1956 as one of five tracks during an early
session for what would become Perry's September 1957 RCA Victor pop album
release "We Get Letters" . Only three songs from this session were
eventually used in the album with other tracks recorded in February of 1957.
Of the two unreleased songs, only one was released in later years within an
RCA Camden compilation. This song is not known to have been released at any
time. ( see unreleased listings within the album link )
This song, composed in 1945, had great
meaning to returning service personnel and their loved ones at the
conclusion of World War II. Fourteen weeks on "Your Hit Parade,"
five times as # 1, it hap top-of-the-chart records by Bing Crosby, with Les
Paul's Trio ( Decca ) and Harry James, with vocal by Kitty Kallen ( Columbia
). It was also heard in the motion picture musical "I'll Get By",
a re-make of "Tin Pan Alley," 1950.