- Music written by
- Sholom Secunda
- Lyrics written by
- Jacob Jacobs
Hebrew spelling of the Yiddish title: בײַ מיר ביסטו שיין. From the 1932 Yiddish comedy musical Men Ken Lebn Nor Men Lost Nisht (= "You Could Live But They Won't Let You"; English title of the musical: "I Would If I Could").
There have been assumptions that this song's chorus was inspired by It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) - and vice versa.
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