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Johnny Mercer wrote the lyrics for music composed by Richard Whiting. It was featured in the Warner Brothers film Ready, Willing and Ableas well as a production number in a musical revue on Broadway.
The song has become a pop standard and has been recorded by many artists. The song was used as the love theme for the characters played by Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart in the film noir Dark Passagedirected by Delmer Daves. It was introduced in a vocal version often erroneously credited, without verification, to Jo Staffordthen recurred as an instrumental at important points in the story.
Harry James recorded a version in on Columbia Alec Wilder has praised the song as a "model of pop song writing, musically and lyrically". The lyrics have won praise as sophisticated and perfectly synchronized with the tune.
In the opinion of at least one critic, Mercer borrowed some of the lyric techniques and wordplay from Ira Gershwin. She said that Mercer's lyrics in "Too Marvelous for Words" were an enormously original approach to saying "I love you, honey". Bing Crosby recorded the song on March 3,  with Jimmy Dorsey for Decca Records and Too Marvelous For Words - Frank Sinatra - Songs For Swingin Lovers went to the top of the charts of the day during ten weeks in the listings.
He continued to perform the song on Les Biches - Jacques Brel - Brel 80 La Nuova Voglia Di Cantare world tour, and performed it with a new arrangement by the Count Basie Band in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the popular song. The Poets of Tin Pan Alley.
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