You're Nearer

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"You're Nearer"
Song
Language English
Composer(s) Richard Rodgers
Lyricist(s) Lorenz Hart

"You're Nearer" is an American popular song by composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist Lorenz Hart (Rodgers and Hart) from the 1940 film version of the Broadway musical Too Many Girls.[1][2][3] It was not in the original Broadway show but was written especially for the movie[4] and copyrighted on August 29, 1940.[5] In the film, it was sung by Lucille Ball (dubbed by Trudy Erwin) and also by Frances Langford with Ann Miller, Libby Bennett and Lucille Ball (again dubbed by Trudy Erwin).[6]

It was planned to use the song in the 1948 film Words and Music but a recording by Perry Como was ultimately cut from the film. Como's version eventually appeared amongst the outtakes included on the 2007 DVD release.[7][8]

The song has been recorded by a plethora of artists.[9]

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  1. ^ Suskin, Steven (2010). Show tunes: the songs, shows, and careers of Broadway's major composers. Oxford University Press. p. 102. Retrieved March 8, 2011.
  2. ^ Hemming, Roy (1999). The Melody Lingers On: The Great Songwriters and Their Movie Musicals. Newmarket Press. p. 249. Retrieved March 8, 2011.
  3. ^ "Obituary: Anne Francine". The Independent. Independent Print Limited. December 18, 1999. Retrieved March 9, 2011.
  4. ^ Block, Geoffrey (2006). The Richard Rodgers Reader. New York: Oxford University Press. p. 75. ISBN 0195313437.
  5. ^ "Catalog of Copyright Entries". Catalog of Copyright Entries. Retrieved September 30, 2018.
  6. ^ "Internet Movie Database". imdb.com. Retrieved September 30, 2018.
  7. ^ "DVD Talk". dvdtalk.com. Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  8. ^ Macfarlane, Malcolm (2009). Perry Como - A Biography and Complete Career Record. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company. pp. 43–44. ISBN 978-0-7864-3701-6.
  9. ^ "SecondHandSongs". secondhandsongs.com. Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  10. ^ "The Online Discographical Project". 78discography.com. Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  11. ^ "Discogs.com". Discogs.com. Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  12. ^ "Discogs.com". Discogs.com. Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  13. ^ "Discogs.com". Discogs.com. Retrieved October 1, 2018.