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Shay, Fisher, and Goodwin: When You’re Smiling

“When You’re Smiling” is a popular song written by Larry Shay, Mark Fisher and Joe Goodwin in 1928. Though it’s been performed by a long list of well known artists throughout the past 89 years, the version which as stuck with me and affected me the most personally has always been that of Dean Martin. The easily recognizable string orchestration and crooning voice, gives his arrangement a sense of ease, peace, and simplistic love. If you’re feeling down, stressed, or lonely, give this a listen and be transported to an easier time and place.


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