Music: D

The Day After Forever

  • Words by Johnny Burke, music by James Van Heusen, 1944
  • Going My Way (sung by Jean Heather and Bing Crosby, reprised by Jean Heather), 1944

Day by Day

  • Written by Stephen Schwartz, 1971
  • Godspell (sung by Robin Lamont and The Company), 1973

“A Day in New York” Ballet

  • Music by Leonard Bernstein
  • On the Town (danced by Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Jules Munshin, Vera-Ellen, Carol Haney and [unknown] female dancer), 1949

A Day in the Life

  • Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, 1967
  • Popularized by The Beatles
  • Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (sung by Barry Gibb and Bee Gees), 1978

Day of Days

  • Words by Leo Robin, music by Richard Whiting and W. Franke Harling, 1930
  • Monte Carlo (sung by Chorus), 1930


  • Words by Harold Adamson, music by Ferde GrofĂ©, 1942
  • Based on “Mardi Gras,” from GrofĂ©’s “Mississippi Suite”
  • Popularized by Frank Sinatra with Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra
  • Thousands Cheer (sung by Kathryn Grayson with Orchestra Conducted by Jose Iturbi), 1943

Days of Wine and Roses

  • Words by Johnny Mercer, music by Henry Mancini, 1962
  • Introduced in the film Days of Wine and Roses, 1962
  • Won Best Song Academy Award for 1962
  • Recorded and popularized by Henry Mancini and His Orchestra
  • Vocal version recorded and popularized by Andy Williams

(De) Camptown Races

  • Words and music by Stephen Foster, 1850
  • Rainbow on the River (excerpt sung by Bobby Breen with Charles Butterworth), 1936
  • Swanee River (sung by Al Jolson), 1939
  • Babes in Arms (part of medley / montage sung and danced by Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland and the Crinoline Choir), 1939
    Stormy Weather (instrumental danced by Lena Horne, Bill Robinson and Chorus), 1943
  • Riding High (played by Orchestra behind titles, later sung by Bing Crosby, Clarence Muse, Coleen Gray and Chorus), 1950
  • I Dream of Jeannie (sung by Bill Shirley and Eileen Christy), 1952
  • The Trouble with Girls (played by little boy “one man band”), 1969

Deadwood Stage, The (Whip-Crack-Away)

  • Words by Paul Francis Webster, music by Sammy Fain, ~ 1953
  • Calamity Jane (sung by Doris Day), 1953

Dear Father

  • Words and music by Neil Diamond, 1973
  • Jonathan Livingston Seagull (sung by Neil Diamond), 1973

Dear June

  • Words by Lorenz Hart, music by Richard Rodgers, 1933
  • Hallelujah, I’m a Bum (sung by Al Jolson), 1933

Dear Little Cafe

  • Words and music by Noel Coward, 1929
  • Introduced in the stage musical “Bitter Sweet,” 1929
  • Additional lyrics by Gus Kahn
  • Bitter Sweet (sung by Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald), 1940

Dear Mr. Gable (You Made Me Love You)

  • based on the song, You Made Me Love You)
  • Special lyric by Roger Edens, 1937
  • Recorded for Decca Records by Judy Garland, 1937
  • Broadway Melody of 1938 (sung by Judy Garland), 1937
  • Rainbow (sung by Andrea McArdle), 1978

Dearly Beloved

  • Words by Johnny Mercer, music by Jerome Kern, 1942
  • You Were Never Lovelier (sung by Fred Astaire with Xavier Cugat and His
  • Orchestra, later sung and danced by Rita Hayworth), 1942
  • Nominated for Best Song Academy Award for 1942

December the 25th

  • Words and music by Leslie Bricusse
  • Scrooge (sung and danced by Laurence Naismith and Ensemble), 1970

Deep in My Heart

  • Words by Dorothy Donnelly, music by Sigmund Romberg, 1924
  • Introduced in the stage operetta “The Student Prince in Heidelberg,” 1924
  • The Student Prince (sung by Edmund Purdom and Ann Blyth, Mario Lanza dubbing for Purdom), 1954
  • Deep in My Heart (sung by Chorus), 1954

Deep in the Dark

  • Words and music by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, 1972
  • Charlotte’s Web (sung by Debbie Reynolds), 1972

Deep in the Heart of Texas

  • Words by June Hershey, music by Don Swander, 1942
  • Popularized by Alvino Rey and His Orchestra (No. 1 chart record)
  • Rich, Young and Pretty (Jane Powell, Wendell Corey and Ensemble at restaurant), 1951
  • Texas Carnival (sung by Howard Keel and Chorus, danced by Ensemble, danced by Ann Miller with two unidentified men), 1951
  • With a Song in My Heart (part of finale medley sung by Jane Froman dubbing for Susan Hayward with Chorus), 1952

Deep Night

  • Words by Rudy Vallee, music by Charles Henderson, 1929
  • Popularized by Rudy Vallee
  • The Helen Morgan Story (part of medley sung by Gogi Grant dubbing for Ann Blyth), 1957

Deep Purple

  • Words by Mitchell Parish, music by Peter De Rose, 1934
  • Introduced by Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra
  • Recorded by Bing Crosby
  • Recorded by Larry Clinton and His Orchestra, 1939
  • Recorded by Billy Ward and His Dominoes, 1957
  • Recorded by Nino Tempo and April Stevens, 1963 (No. 1 Chart Record)
  • Hers to Hold (instrumental arrangement played in background at nightclub), 1943


  • Words by Ira Gershwin, music by George Gershwin, 1931
  • Introduced in the film Delicious, 1931
  • Rhapsody in Blue (sung by Louanne Hogan dubbing for Joan Leslie), 1945

Demon Rum

(Posthumous) Music by George Gershwin reworked and lyrics added by Ira Gershwin, ~1947
The Shocking Miss Pilgrim (sung by Prohibitionists), 1947


  • Music by Ernesto Nazareth, 1914
  • The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (“The Maxixe” danced by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers), 1939


  • Words by Howard Ashman, music by Alan Menken, 1986
  • Little Shop of Horrors (performed by Steve Martin, Michelle Weeks, Tichina Arnold and Tisha Campbell with Robby Merkin and Robert Billig), 1986

Dere’s a Cafe on de Corner

  • Words by Oscar Hammerstein II, music by Georges Bizet
  • Music from the aria “Seguedille” from the opera CARMEN with new lyric
  • Carmen Jones (sung by Marilyn Horne dubbing for Dorothy Dandridge and Ensemble), 1954

Dere’s Yellow Gold on de Trees (De Banana)

  • Words by Sammy Cahn, music by Nicholas Brodszky
  • The Opposite Sex (performed by Joan Collins), 1956

Derry Down Dilly

  • Written by Johnny Mercer and Johnny Green, 1952
  • Everything I Have Is Yours (sung and danced by Marge Champion), 1952

The Desert Song

  • Words by Otto Harbach and Oscar Hammerstein II, music by Sigmund Romberg, 1926
  • Introduced in the operetta “The Desert Song” by Vivienne Segal and Robert Halliday
  • The Desert Song (sung by John Boles and Carlotta King), 1929
  • The Desert Song (sung by Dennis Morgan), 1944
  • The Desert Song (sung by Gordon MacRae and Kathryn Grayson), 1953

Dessert Finale

  • Words by Mack Gordon, music by Harry Warren
  • Diamond Horseshoe (sung by Phil Silvers, Betty Grable and William Gaxton), 1945


  • Words and music by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, 1966
  • The Happiest Millionaire (sung by John Davidson, reprised by John Davidson and Lesley Ann Warren), 1967

Di quella pira

  • From the opera IL TROVATORE by Giuseppe Verdi, first performed in Rome, 1853
  • Serenade (sung by Mario Lanza), 1956

Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend

  • Words by Leo Robin, music by Jule Styne, 1949
  • Introduced by Carol Channing in the stage musical “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”
  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (sung by Marilyn Monroe), 1953

The Dickey-Bird Song

A Dickey-bird whispered, “Haven’t you heard
Spring is here, Spring is here, Spring is here.”
A little crow sang a happy hello
“My favorite time of the year.”
A little frog sang a song on his log
“Lose your blues, lose your blues, lose your blues.”
And you and I fell in love in reply
on hearing the Dickey-bird’s news.

  • Words by Howard Dietz, music by Sammy Fain, 1947
  • Three Daring Daughters (sung by Jane Powell, Pat Hyatt dubbing for Ann Todd, Beverly Jean Garbo dubbing for Mary Eleanor Donahue and Jeanette MacDonald), 1947
  • Popularized by Freddy Martin and His Orchestra

Did You Ever Have the Feelin’

  • Words and music by Jimmy Durante
  • Two Girls and a Sailor (performed by Jimmy Durante), 1944