Harold Adamson

Harold Adamson

Harold Adamson (1906-1980) was an American lyricist during the 1930s and 1940s. He was born in Greenville, New Jersey. He began writing songs and poetry as a teenager, but was initially more interested in an acting career. He studied acting at the University of Kansas and Harvard, but ultimately entered into a songwriting contract with MGM in 1933. He wrote many popular and successful songs, including the theme song for the hit television show I Love Lucy. He was nominated for five Academy Award Nominations for his work in composing original scores for movies, and was accepted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1972. He was also gay.

Songs or lyrics by Harold Adamson

" Time on My Hands (with Mack Gordon and Vincent Youmans)
" Winter Wonderland
" An Affair to Remember
" Everything I Have Is Yours
" I Couldn't Sleep a Wink Last Night
" It's a Wonderful World
" Manhattan Serenade
" There's Something in the Air
" You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth
" Comin' In on a Wing and a Prayer
" A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening (performed by Frank Sinatra on Higher and Higher)
" I Couldn't Sleep a Wink Last Night (performed by Frank Sinatra on Higher and Higher)
" Around the World
" Daybreak

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