I’m Old Fashioned

Composer Jerome Kern
Lyricist Johnny Mercer
Year Written 1942
About Dearly Beloved
“I’m Old Fashioned” was written for the 1942 film You Were Never Lovelier, starring Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth. Astaire recorded the song first, in 1942 with John Scott Trotter and his orchestra. Other significant recordings include those by Blossom Dearie, Dave Brubeck, Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, John Coltrane, and Susannah McCorkle.


I’m old-fashioned
I love the moonlight
I love the old-fashioned things
The sound of rain
Upon a windowpane
The starry song that April sings
This year’s fancies
Are passing fancies
But sighing sighs, holding hands
These my heart understands
I’m old-fashioned
But I don’t mind it
That’s how I’ll always be
If only you’ll agree
To stay old-fashioned with me

Session / Album Information


“I’m Old Fashioned” was recorded for the 2015 album The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern.

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This recording released on:

  • 2015:¬†Columbia/RPM CD: 88875 145742 — The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern

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