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December 11, 2020


Beautiful. Related, Lauren Bacall singing Hoagy Carmichael"s "How Little We Know" in Key Largo.

Thank you, Grace. I, too, love Lauren Bacall singing "How Little We Know," with Hoagy at the piano, in "To Have and Have Not."

The lyrics are about Mercer's pining for Judy Garland, with whom he had an affair that had ended.

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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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