~ Mrs. Vimmerstedt, a housewife from Youngstown, Ohio, sent
Johnny Mercer the title and idea for this song. Mercer
wrote it and shared the royalties which emanated from
the popular recording by Tony Bennett.
Words and Music by Johnny Mercer and Sadie Vimmerstedt, 1963
song was composed the year Mr. Como was born. Irving
Berlin wrote this ballad after the death of his young
bride, who died shortly after their honeymoon. It had a
tremendous sheet music sale and remains one of Berlin's
most moving songs.