I Didn't Know What Time It Was
Too Many Girls, (1939)
Lorenz Hart (w), Richard Rodgers (m)
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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LabelCat.#MatrixRecordedPerformers
Black & White2003-Al Sack And His Orchestra
Capitol20114Margaret Whiting
Capitol652Bob Grabeau
Columbia38544HCO3798Doris Day
Columbia38848HCO1767Dinah Shore W Meredith Wilson
Decca29166-L7059Louis Jordan & His Tympani 5
RCA Victor20-6576Diahann Carroll
RCA Victor20-3772Fontaine Sisters
Victor26400-Bea Wain
Columbia35378WCO2639601/05/1940Clarence Profit Trio
Columbia35230CO2535209/13/1939Benny Goodman & His Orchestra
Columbia35236WCO2610409/23/1939Mary Jane Walsh
Victor26368-04271109/25/1939Hal Kemp & His Orchestra
Decca24978-757111/13/1950Eileen Wilson / Sy Oliver
Decca23115-670321/9/1940Hildegarde
Decca2813-A6678610/20/1939Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra
Conqueror93142616910/6/1939Frankie Masters & His Orchestra
Vocalion51582616910/6/1939Frankie Masters & His Orchestra
RCA Victor20-3043D7VB184211/3/1947Andre Previn
Mercury1103811/30/1949Charlie Parker String Ensemble
Blue BirdB-10502-04336811/9/1939Artie Shaw & His Orchestra
Capitol1103CAP153412/25/1946Margaret Whiting (Frank Devol Orchestra)
Blue BirdB-10444-404499/25/1939Blue Barron & His Orchestra
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