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WRTI looks at the origins of this famous ballad, its mysteries, and why it is sung to convey deeply felt emotion and love during times of mourning.

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(Originally published in 2016). Even if you’re not familiar with the Broadway musical Carousel, you’re likely to have heard the uplifting message and melody of the song "You’ll Never Walk Alone." Its roots in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical extend far beyond the story of love and loss.

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Can you recall hearing a certain piece of music that made you realize—with absolute certainty—that jazz would always be a part of your life? We want to know... what is that song? And is there a story about hearing it that you can share with us?