Lyrics:Patricia Johnston ,Don Raye Music:Gene de Paul
The song was publishe 1942.
It made its debut in the 1942 Abbott and Costello comedy Ride 'Em Cowboy, being sung by Dick Foran.
Since then, dozens upon dozens of artists have covered the song, including June Christy, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Charles Mingus, Eric Dolphy, Bud Powell, Sonny Rollins, Sonny Clark, Lee Konitz, Cannonball Adderley, Sonny Stitt, Frank Sinatra, and Julie London. One of the most notable live renditions of the song is a radio performance by Judy Garland, on a broadcast of Lux Radio Theatre.
This lovely day will lengthen into evening, We'll sigh goodbye to all we ever had. Alone where we have walked together, I'll remember April and be glad.
I'll be content you loved me once in April. Your lips were warm and love and spring were new. But I'm not afraid of autumn and her sorrow,
For I'll remember April and you. The fire will dwindle into glowing ashes, For flames live such a little while. I won't forget but I won't be lonely, I'll remember April and I'll smile.