How deep is the ocean?

Irving Berlin

How deep is the ocean?

About this work...

Written in 1932, this song has roots dating back to the 1930 Al Jolson film Mammy, for which Berlin composed a number entitled "To My Mammy." While he considered it one of his weakest efforts, he was impressed by some of the lyrics he wrote for it. He extracted several of its lines and used them as a springboard for th... read more

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