My Heart Stood Still

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composition date
1927
genre
Show
songwriter(s)
Lorenz Hart
Richard Rodgers

A near miss

Lorenz Hart: "Charles Cochran asked us to do a sophisticated show for London like the Garrick Gaieties. But first we went to Paris to rest for two weeks. On a drive from Paris to Versailles with two girls, we were nearly hit by a cab. One of the girls said: 'My God! My heart stood still!' I said to Dick, 'That’s a good title.' Before long, Dick came to me with 'My Heart Stood Still' for our new Cochran show, One Damn Thing after Another."

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