The music was written by Richard Rodgers, the lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. The song was published in 1945. It was included in the 1945 version of the musical film State Fair.
Recordings were made by Jo Stafford and Dick Haymes.
The recording by Dick Haymes was released by Decca Records as catalog number 18706. It first reached the Billboard magazine Best Seller chart on October 25, 1945 and lasted 4 weeks on the chart, peaking at #6.  The recording by Jo Stafford was released by Capitol Records as catalog number 213. It reached the Billboard magazine Best Seller chart at #9 on November 8, 1945, its only week on the chart. 
The song was also sung by Dinah Shore on the radio programme Birds Eye Open House, dated 18 October 1945.
- ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (1973). Top Pop Records 1940-1955. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research.