These Foolish Things

Song 10:365 is another Eric Maschwitz song, with music this time by Jack Strachey, the 1936 classic These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You). Maschwitz was romantically linked to the Chinese-American actress Anna May Wong while working in Hollywood and the lyrics are said to represent his longing for her after their relationship ended and he returned to England.

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