P.S. I Love You

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composition date
1934
genre
Pop
songwriter(s)
Johnny Mercer
Gordon Jenkins

Reason for the message

Johnny Mercer: "I recall one time when my wife, Ginger, was away on a trip and I naturally desired to write to her. Taking pen in hand, ol’ massa Mercer wrote a long letter dealing with just the sort of trivia that occurs to one lonely for another. There it was, completed. I’d written many a love song, and I read it over. I’d left out the real reason I started the letter. So below the great message, I scrawled ‘P.S. I Love You.’ Immediately, the thought of that phrase as a song title struck me and I dashed off what later, thanks to forgetful me and lucky fate, became a hit tune."

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