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Till There Was You

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"Till There Was You" is a song written by Meredith Willson for his 1957 musical play The Music Man, and which also appeared in the 1962 movie version. The song is sung by librarian Marian Paroo (Barbara Cook on Broadway, Shirley Jones in the film) to Professor Harold Hill (portrayed by Robert Preston) toward the end of Act Two. The first recording of this song to be released came even before the original cast album version of January 1958. Promotional copies of the 45 rpm single, Capitol P3847, were released on November 26, 1957, even before the Broadway production had premiered on December 19. Produced by Nelson Riddle, it featured his orchestra and 17-year-old vocalist Sue Raney. An earlier version of this song, Till I Met You, appeared on the January 14, 1951 edition of The Big Show, performed by Fran Warren. In 1959, Anita Bryant recorded a single which reached #30 on the Billboard Hot 100, #14 on the Cashbox Top 100; a 1962 instrumental version by Valjean was also popular. The Beatles version"Till There Was You" Song by The Beatles from the album With The Beatles Released 22 November 1963 Recorded Abbey Road Studios: 18 and 30 July 1963 Genre Acoustic music Length 2:16 Label Parlophone Writer Meredith Willson Producer George Martin "Till There Was You" The Beatles' version was included on their albums With The Beatles (UK release, 1963) and Meet The Beatles! (US release, 1964). The song was the only Broadway tune that the Beatles ever recorded.