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The Anniversary Waltz is a popular song written by Dave Franklin, the lyrics by Al Dubin. The song was published in 1941. The title "Anniversary Waltz" is often mistakenly and confusingly used to refer to the entirely unrelated Anniversary Song, whose melody is a Romanian tune composed in 1880.

"The Anniversary Waltz"
Single by Bing Crosby
B-side"Shepherd Serenade"
FormatTen-inch 78  rpm record
RecordedJuly 14, 1941
LabelDecca (256)
Songwriter(s)Dave Franklin, Al Dubin

Bing Crosby recorded the song on July 14, 1941 for Decca Records with Victor Young and His Orchestra.[1] The song briefly charted in the USA reaching the No. 24 spot.[2]

The song has also been covered by Vera Lynn, Connie Francis, and Mantovani.

Ricky Ricardo performed the song to end the I Love Lucy episode "Hollywood Anniversary" (season 4 episode 4).[3]


  1. ^ "A Bing Crosby Discography". BING magazine. International Club Crosby. Retrieved August 20, 2017.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 471. ISBN 0-89820-083-0.
  3. ^ "Hollywood Anniversary". I Love Lucy. Event occurs at 25:00. MeTV.

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