The music was written by Richard Rodgers, the lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. The song was published in 1945. It was included in the 1945 version of the musical film State Fair. Hit recordings were made by Jo Stafford and Dick Haymes.
The recording by Dick Haymes was released by Decca Records as catalog number 18706. It first reached the Billboard magazine Best Seller chart on October 25, 1945 and lasted 4 weeks on the chart, peaking at #6. This song was one half of a two-sided hit; the flip side, "It Might as Well Be Spring," was another song from the same musical and had even more success, reaching #5 and spending 12 weeks on the chart.