I Didn't Know What Time It Was
Too Many Girls, (1939)
Lorenz Hart (w), Richard Rodgers (m)
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I Didn't Know What Time It Was
Lorenz Hart (w), Richard Rodgers (m)
1939
VERSE I
Once I was young --
yesterday, perhaps --
danced with Jim and Paul
and kissed some other chaps.
Once I was young,
but never was naive.
I thought I had a trick or two
up my imaginary sleeve.
And now I know I was naive.
REFRAIN
I didn't know what time it was
then I met you.
Oh, what a lovely time it was,
How sublime it was too!
I didn't know what time it was
you hold my hand.
Warm like the month of May it was,
and I'll say it was grand.

Grand to be alive, to be young,
to be mad, to be yours alone!
Grand to see your face, feel your touch,
hear your voice say I'm all your own.

I didn't know what time it was
live was no prize.
I wanted love and here it was
shining out of your eyes.
I'm wise,
and I know what time it is now.
VERSE 2
Once I was old --
Twenty years or so --
rather well preserved:
the wrinkles didn't show.
Once I was old,
but not too old for fun.
I used to hunt for little girls
up my imaginary gun.
But now I ain for only one!
REFRAIN
I didn't know what time it was
then I met you.
Oh, what a lovely time it was,
How sublime it was too!
I didn't know what time it was
you hold my hand.
Warm like the month of May it was,
and I'll say it was grand.

Grand to be alive, to be young,
to be mad, to be yours alone!
Grand to see your face, feel your touch,
hear your voice say I'm all your own.

I didn't know what year it was
live was no prize.
I wanted love and here it was
shining out of your eyes.
I'm wise,
and I know what time it is now.
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RecordedPerformersLabelCat.#Matrix
Al Sack And His OrchestraBlack & White2003
Margaret WhitingCapitol20114
Bob GrabeauCapitol652
Doris DayColumbia38544HCO3798
Dinah Shore W Meredith WilsonColumbia38848HCO1767
Louis Jordan & His Tympani 5Decca29166L7059
Fontaine SistersRCA Victor20-3772
Diahann CarrollRCA Victor20-6576
Bea WainVictor26400
09/13/1939Benny Goodman & His OrchestraColumbia35230CO25352
09/23/1939Mary Jane WalshColumbia35236WCO26104
09/25/1939Blue Barron & His OrchestraBluebirdB1044440449
09/25/1939Hal Kemp & His OrchestraVictor26368042711
10/06/1939Frankie Masters & His OrchestraConqueror931426169
10/06/1939Frankie Masters & His OrchestraVocalion515826169
10/20/1939Jimmy Dorsey & His OrchestraDecca2813-A66786
11/09/1939Artie Shaw & His OrchestraBluebirdB10502043368
01/05/1940Clarence Profit TrioColumbia35378WCO26396
01/09/1940HildegardeDecca2311567032
12/25/1946Margaret Whiting (Frank Devol Orchestra)Capitol1103CAP1534
11/03/1947Andre PrevinRCA Victor20-3043D7VB1842
11/30/1949Charlie Parker String EnsembleMercury11038
01/13/1950Eileen Wilson / Sy OliverDecca2497875711
YearTitleMediumTypeUsage
1939Too Many Girlsstagestage originalintroduced
1993In The Line Of Firefilmfilm originalinterpolated
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