rehearsals Larry and Dick ran into a problem: Glenn Hunter,who had made
his name in the stage and screen versions of the KaUfman-Connelly success
Merton of the Movies, couldn't carry a tune. The result of this
anomaly was that the show's best numbers - and they included With
a Song in My Heart - had to he given to Taiz and her unsuccessful
To accommodate Hunter's lack of voice, yet another song, Yours Sincerely was constructed with long verses so that he could talk it as a letter writing about how much he loves Taiz; she in turn would "repply" that she is in love with Terry and intends to use Hunter's charming endearments to tell him so.
The show's title song, by the way, is not the well-known
ballad recorded by Frank Sinatra and many others. It's a flighty, upbeat
tune with an undistinguished lyric and remarkable only for one thing:
it is one of the few istances of Rodgers and Hart writing two completely
unconnected songs withb the same title.