Lyrics inspired by a poem published in Life in 1922: Except Sometimes as by a JB. Hoagy kept this clipping among his papers ever since. He insisted in finding the poem's author before publishing his song. They did, but she died the day before the song was introduced by Dick Powell on radio.
Larry Clinton [first recording (Victor) with another original on the B-side: (I'm Afraid) The Masquerade Is Over; vocal by Bea Wain]
Jim Browne & The Lew Stone Band [in The Singing Detective]
Julien Clerc [as Qu'est-ce que tu crois]