I Found a Million Dollar Baby

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"I Found a Million Dollar Baby (in a Five and Ten Cent Store)" is a popular song. The music was written by Harry Warren, the lyrics by Mort Dixon and Billy Rose. The song was published in 1931, though the same lyric with different music had been published five years earlier. It was introduced in the Broadway musical Billy Rose's Crazy Quilt, which opened in May, 1931, where it was sung by Fanny Brice. Many versions of the song were recorded in 1931. The biggest hit was by Fred Waring's Pennsylvanians, with a vocal by Clare Hanlon, released by Victor Records as catalog number 22707. The next-most-popular version was by Bing Crosby, recorded on June 12, 1931 and released by Brunswick Records as catalog number 6128 and a version recorded by the Boswell Sisters and Victor Young's Orchestra also had some popularity. The song has since become a pop standard, recorded by many additional people (see below). 


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It was a lovely April shower,
It was a most convenient door,
I found a million dollar baby
In a five and ten cent store.
The rain continued for an hour
I hung around for three or four
Around the million dollar baby
In the five and ten cent store.

She was selling china
And when she made those eyes,
I kept buying china
Until the crowd got wise.

Incidentally,
If you should run into a shower,
Well step inside my cottage door,
And meet the million dollar baby
From the five and ten cent store

Love comes along like a popular song
Anytime or anywhere at all,
Rain or sunshine,
Spring or fall.
Say, you'll never know when it may say hello
In a very unexpected place,
For example, take my case.
     
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Bing Crosby

Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977) was an American singer and actor. Crosby's trademark bass-baritone voice made him one of the best-selling recording artists of the 20th century, with over half a billion records in circulation. more »

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