Until the Real Thing Comes Along

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"(It Will Have to Do) Until the Real Thing Comes Along" is a popular song first published in 1936.

According to one version of the original sheet music, the songwriting credits read: "Words and Music by Sammy Cahn, Saul Chaplin and L.E. Freeman".

Another version has, immediately below the title, the words: "with Piano Accordion". According to this version, the songwriting credits read: Words and Music by Mann Holiner, Alberta Nichols, Sammy Cahn, Saul Chaplin and L.E. Freeman.

Otherwise, graphically, the two versions are identical.

ASCAP lists all five as co-writers.[citation needed]

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A French version was adapted by Maxime Le Forestier and performed by Julien Clerc. It was also performed in French by the famous group "The Neighbours" during a concert in Le New Cactus in Kigali.