Notes: ~ Doris Day, as Ruth
Etting, sang this song in the 1955 Hollywood musical
"Love Me of Leave Me" but it was a big hit for
Al Jolson in 1913 and became a staple of his Winter
Garden performances and generally associated with the
artist ever after. Judy Garland sang it in the musical
"The Broadway Melody of '38" in which she sang
it to a photograph of Clark Gable. Her version "Dear
Mr. Gable" was recorded for Decca following that.
Harry James had a big hit with it in 1941 and Jolson sang
it on the soundtrack of "The Jolson Story" in
1946 which was then used in a montage in "Jolson
Sings Again" in 1949. The song was also heard in
"Syncopation" in 1942 and "Private
Buckaroo" in 1945.