I Didn't Know What Time It Was

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"I Didn't Know What Time It Was"
Released1939 (1939)
Composer(s)Richard Rodgers
Lyricist(s)Lorenz Hart

"I Didn't Know What Time It Was" is a popular song composed by Richard Rodgers with yrics by Lorenz Hart for the musical Too Many Girls (1939). Early hit versions were recorded by Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw. The Crampton Sisters 1964 revival for the DCP label was a Hot 100 entry.

The song was introduced by Richard Kollmar and Marcy Westcott in the musical Too Many Girls. It was performed by Trudy Erwin – dubbing for Lucille Ball in the 1940 film version produced by RKO – and interpolated into the score of the 1957 film Pal Joey, where it was sung by Frank Sinatra.

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