"Among My Souvenirs" is a 1927 song with words by
Edgar Leslie and music by
Horatio Nicholls (pseudonym of British composer Frederick Lawrence Wright).
The earliest known version of "Among My Souvenirs" was recorded by The Kit-Cat Band on September 19, 1927. It was first a number one chart hit for
Paul Whiteman in 1928. Whiteman's recording was recorded November 22, 1927, and released by
Victor Records as catalog number 35877A.
In Lullaby of Broadway, by Patricia Dubin McGuire (Secaucus NJ: Citadel Press, 1983) it is stated that Al Dubin sold the song to Edgar Leslie for $25 (page 94).
Ray Price on his posthumous farewell album Beauty Is... Ray Price: The Final Sessions (Amerimonte, 2014)
In popular culture
The song is referenced by the Frederic March character, Al Stephenson, in the film The Best Years of Our Lives (1946). He requests the song and he and the Myrna Loy character, Milly Stephenson, dance to it as played by Hoagy Carmichael on the piano, at Butch's Bar. The music is developed in the movie's orchestral score by
The song is referenced in the 2021 play Among My Souvenirs by Alex Margo Arden and Caspar Heinemann. It first premiered in Malmö on 22 August 2021 for World Pride and was performed at Barnens Scen, Malmö Folkets Park.