Dearly Beloved

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composition date
1942
genre
Film
songwriter(s)
Jerome Kern
Johnny Mercer
related performer(s)
Glenn Miller

I guess you like it

Jerome Kern, for all his success and experience, could still be insecure about his work. He had the teenage Margaret Whiting sing this song with a Johnny Mercer lyric for him at his home in Beverly Hills. Cowed by the great man’s talents, Whiting was speechless when she finished. Kern responded, “I guess you like it, even though you don’t say so. If you didn’t like it, you would not have been able to sing it so well.”

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