Several writers tried and failed to put words to this lovely tune by bandleader-arranger Johnny Richards. Carolyn Leigh took the assignment while her father lay seriously ill in the hospital. 'I wrote the words for him, using some of his own philosophy to cheer him up', she recalled. 'When the song became No. 1, he was the most happy fella in the hospital'. Frank Sinatra had a million-seller with it, and it inspired a film starring Sinatra and Doris Day. Perry's version has a happy, zesty, full-of-life sound that is exactly right for the song's upbeat flavour.
( notes from "The Incomparable Como" Readers Digest UK compilation 1975 )
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