Once Upon a Time

~ from the 1962 Stage musical "All American"
Music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Lee Adams 
Morley Music Company Inc. ASCAP
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra Perry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!
Produced by Hugo & Luigi
Recorded in Webster Hall, New York City
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
Recording Time 3:50
Recorded June 14th, 1962   ~  Matrix No. N5PW-3014 Take 2
Album issue: RCA-LP12 "By Request" LSP-2567 STEREO SEPTEMBER 1962
By Request ~ 1962
'Bye, Bye, Birdie' and 'It's a Bird It's a Plane It's Superman!' are among the Broadway shows of Lee Adams and Charles Strouse. The two also had a brief entry on the Great White Way titled 'All American', and though it came and went without making much of a ripple in the season of 1962, 'Once Upon a Time', the love song from the show, remained behind. Unlike the Adams-Strouse hits 'Put On a Happy Face' and 'I Want To Be with You', it is a sad and poignant reminiscence of all the things that happened or might have happened in the long ago.

( notes from "The Incomparable Como" Readers Digest UK compilation 1975 )

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