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August 16, 2009


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Great! I'll never forget the evening in March 2001 when we popped in unannounced at my mother's place in the Del Prado and the three of us watched "Stalag 17" in which this song is sung (and danced to) by members of the cast. I believe this is one of the first songs Sinatra recorded for Capitol, with a Nelson Riddle arrangement, back in 1953.

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I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

from New and Selected Poems by David Lehman

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