Al Stillman added words to an instrumental
composition that Henry Mancini had originally titled 'Tinpanola' and came
up with this catchy song. It must have the easiest-to-learn lyrics in all of
popular music: just the words 'I love you and don't you forget it,' over and
over, with an occasional line that keeps count of the number of times the phrase
has been said. It's a cute idea and you can almost see Perry's grin as he sings
( notes from "The
Incomparable Como" Readers Digest UK
compilation 1975 )
Notes: ~ this song was Perry's last charted single produced by Hugo & Luigi
with Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra following the
album sessions for "The Songs I Love" in 1963.
The song was adapted from Henry Mancini's instrumental
composition "Tinpanola" with lyrics by Al Stillman.
Both sides of this single were released in the
1964 RCA Camden compilation "Love Makes the World Go
Round" CAS-805(e) and,
despite disclaimers on the
cover, released in true stereo. Although unverified, Bob
Simpson likely engineered both
tracks at the time of
recording. He did do the mastering for the Camden release
which is unusual for a budget release of this kind.