Taking a Chance on Love
Uploaded on Apr 12, 2018
Leadsheet in F Major.
"Taking a Chance on Love" is a popular song by Vernon Duke with lyrics by John La Touche and Ted Fetter, published in 1940 (see 1940 in music), which has become a standard recorded by many artists.
It was introduced in the 1940 show Cabin in the Sky, a ground-breaking Broadway musical with an all black cast, where it was performed by Ethel Waters and Dooley Wilson. A feature film version, starring Waters and Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, was released in 1943 and featured the song.
A Benny Goodman cover featuring Helen Forrest (which was recorded in 1940) reached No. 1 in 1943. Sammy Kaye also enjoyed chart success in 1943, reaching the No. 13 position.
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