I'll Be Around (1942 song)

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"I'll Be Around" is a popular song written by Alec Wilder and published in 1942. The song has become a well-known standard, recorded by many artists.

Wilder said, in an interview with Jay Nordlinger,[1] that the song came to him in a taxi cab in Baltimore. Just the title. "I spotted [the title] as I was crumpling up the envelope some days later. Since I was near a piano, I wrote a tune, using the title as the first phrase of the melody. I remember it only took about 20 minutes. The lyric took much longer to write."

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  1. ^ "Steyn's Song of the Week: 44) I'll Be Around". Steyn Online. February 19, 2007. 

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