All Alone

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composition date
1924
genre
Show
songwriter(s)
Irving Berlin
related performer(s)
Paul Whiteman

Wrestling with death

When faced with the deaths of his wife and mother, Irving Berlin decamped to the Ritz Hotel in Atlantic City. He wrote “All Alone” as an expression of his sadness.

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