I never knew this existed. I always wanted to write lyrics myself so the credit could be Diamond/Perl.
This is a really lovely version. Other favourites are below (note – the Santo and Johnny clip here has a ton of compression and is inferior to my crackly vinyl!)
Here’s what’s apparently the original – from 1953. I had wrongly taken the sound-effects version from 1959 (from the LP Subliminal Sounds on ABC) to be the original. This one is really lovely.
There’s just something pleasantly winsome about the tune that pleases me.