Time on My Hands

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composition date
1930
genre
Show
songwriter(s)
Vincent Youmans
Mack Gordon

Why don't you ask them?

Written for Smiles, this song didn’t satisfy star Marilyn Miller. She insisted that Youmans write her something as good as “Wild Rose,” a Jerome Kern song she’d sung in Sally. Nothing the composer came up with was good enough. Youmans wrote Ziegfeld, “This is the usual request for nearly every number I have written in the shows you have made. In other words, it has been ‘Write me a number like so and so or so and so.’”

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