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Sammy Cahn

Cahn circa 1958
Background information
Birth name Samuel Cohen
Born (1913-06-18)June 18, 1913
New York City, New York, U.S.
Died January 15, 1993(1993-01-15) (aged 79)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation(s) Lyricist

Take a simple name like Nicholas: you can rhyme it with ridiculous. If you aren't too meticulous. You know, every word's rhymable.
Sammy Cahn
Do you think I'm wandering around all day thinking, 'I must write a song called 'Three Coins In The Fountain'?' Only an idiot would do that.
Sammy Cahn
I'm a professional songwriter – personal attitudes have nothing to do with writing a song.
Sammy Cahn
I had no particular image of Chicago in mind when I wrote 'My Kind of Town.' All I wanted to do was write a song in praise of Chicago, and that's what I did.
Sammy Cahn
My chutzpah was me singing to Mario Lanza. So Mario looked at me after I talk-sang 'Be My Love' for the first time; he took the lyric out of my hand as contemptuously as you can take a lyric out of someone's hand, and he sang 'Be My Love' back at me.
Sammy Cahn
I must say that it's easy to write nice things about Chicago because it's that kind of town.
Sammy Cahn
Every song, the title dictates the architecture of the song.
The one I tell everyone, the one I'm very, very proud of is 'Call Me Irresponsible.' Simply because I want to say and it's not as facetious as it sounds. It has five syllable words in it.
Sammy Cahn