Fly Me To The Moon ( In Other Words )
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~ When Bart Howard wrote this pretty song in
1954, he titled it 'In Other Words'. And that's the way cafe singer
Felicia Sanders sang it when she introduced it. But over the years, as more and
more people heard the song, they began to ask for it by the first few words of
the refrain. ( The phrase 'In other words' is sung after the first two
couplets. ) Before long the song was referred to as 'Fly Me to the Moon'.
Finally, the publishers bowed to the public and changed the title officially.
And almost immediately, pianist Joe Harnell had a million-selling record of the
song . . . an instrumental version!
( notes from "The Incomparable Como" Readers Digest UK compilation 1975 )
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