This Jerome Kern-Oscar Hammerstein II piece was introduced by Tulio Carminati and Natalie Hall in the Broadway musical Music in the Air. The show premiered at the Alvin Theater on November 8, 1932, and closed on September 16, 1933, after 342 performances. Bandleader Jack Denney’s 1932 Victor recording, backed with “I’ve Told Every Little Star” from the same show, rolled into the hit parade in 1933 and rose to #12.
I hear music when I look at you A beautiful theme of every dream I ever knew Down deep in my heart I hear it play I can feel it start, then it melts away
I hear music when I touch your hand A beautiful melody from some enchanted land Down deep in my heart, I hear it say "Is this the day?"
I alone have heard this lovely strain I alone have heard this glad refrain Must it be forever inside of me? Why can't I let it go? Why can't I let you know?
Why can't I let you know the song my heart would sing? Beautiful rhapsody of love and youth and spring The music is sweet, and the words are true The song is you
Why can't I let you know the song my heart would sing? That beautiful rhapsody of love and youth and spring The music is sweet, and the words are true The song is you