My Romance (song)

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"My Romance"
Songwriter(s)Lorenz Hart
Composer(s)Richard Rodgers

"My Romance" is a popular jazz song, with music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Lorenz Hart, written for Billy Rose's musical, Jumbo (1935). Gloria Grafton and Donald Novis introduced the song in that musical.

In the 1962 movie version of Jumbo, Doris Day performed the song.[1]

The song's lyrics describe a romantic attraction between two people, often by listing elements that are not needed to make this attraction work. In turn, the singer states that the romance does not need a certain setting ("a moon in the sky"), location ("a blue lagoon"), or stereotypical dating accompaniment ("soft guitars"), due to the strong attraction to the person.

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  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Gioia, Ted (2012). The Jazz Standards: A Guide to the Repertoire. New York City: Oxford University Press. p. 158. ISBN 978-0-19-993739-4.
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  4. ^ Collar, Matt. "When I Fall in Love". AllMusic. Retrieved 10 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Album Cover & Track List Unveiled for AARON TVEIT Live at 54 Below". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2016-08-22.