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Until the Real Thing Comes Along 22nd in 1936

Lyrics written by
, ,
Originally written by
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Language
English
Adapted from
Till the Real Thing Comes Along written by Mann Holiner, Alberta Nichols
Comments
Cahn and Chaplin were hired by Al Kapp of Decca Records to polish the lyrics, e.g. "work my body to a grave for you" became "I'd be a beggar or a knave for you". For some reason saxophonist L.E. "Slim" Freeman was also added to the credits.
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1976 Medley
March 1955
June 1947
1947
July 1948
1952
1964
August 1936
September 1959
December 1957
May 1946
1964
1966
May 1936 First recording on April 2, 1936
First release
August 12, 1936
1936
1936
May 1948
October 1949
September 1950
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1952
1953
1954
October 1955
October 1955
August 1956
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1956
December 1957
1957
1957
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1959
1959
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April 1960
June 1960
October 3, 1960
1960
1960
November 1961
1961
1961
June 1962
Until the Real Thing Comes Along Butterbeans & Susie 1962 Unverified
August 12, 1963
September 1965
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1973
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1986
1987
1988
1988
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1991
1993
1993
1993
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1997 Live
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1997
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1999
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2000
March 13, 2001
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2002
2002
November 28, 2003
2003 Live
Released more than 10 years after its recording
2003
2003
2003
2003
2004
April 19, 2005
October 2005
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2005
June 19, 2007
February 2008
April 29, 2008
September 9, 2008
2008
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June 18, 2009
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February 2012
April 11, 2015
May 20, 2016
June 12, 2020
August 1984
October 2, 2001
1984
November 2, 2009

instrumental

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i 1956
i 1953
i 1956
i September 1959
i 1960
i March 1961
i August 1964
i 1975
i 1991
i 1992
i 1998
i August 2001
i 2004
i 2008
i 2014