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Blue Skies

Lyrics ,Music:Irving Berlin

The song was publishe 1927.

The songwriting team of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart
had written the music for the Ziegfield show Betsy.
Actress/vocalist Belle Baker, unhappy with the piece the two
had written for her solo (“This Funny World”),
contacted old friend Irving Berlin in hopes he might have
something that would suit her needs.
Berlin had, in fact, just put the finishing touches on a number
dedicated as a Christmas gift to his newborn daughter, Mary Ellin.
Baker liked the song, and it was inserted into the musical,
much to the chagrin of Rodgers and Hart,
who were not consulted and wouldn’t have allowed the change.
The tune was the hit of the show, and Baker received 24 encores
on opening night, December 28, 1926.
Despite this, the show itself was a disaster and closed a month later.

“Blue Skies” continued to be a hit in films.
After The Jazz Singer it returned in Alexander’s Ragtime Band,
a 1938 biopic loosely based on composer Berlin’s life;
a 1946 film named after the tune and sung by Bing Crosby;
and a 1954 reprise by Crosby (along with Danny Kaye)
in the film White Christmas.

Blue Skies

I was blue, just as blue as I could be
Ev'ry day was a cloudy day for me
Then good luck came a-knocking at my door
Skies were gray but they're not gray anymore

Blue skies
Smiling at me
Nothing but blue skies
Do I see

Singing a song
Nothing but bluebirds
All day long

Never saw the sun shining so bright
Never saw things going so right
Noticing the days hurrying by
When you're in love, my how they fly

Blue days
All of them gone
Nothing but blue skies
From now on

I should care if the wind blows east or west
I should fret if the worst looks like the best
I should mind if they say it can't be true
I should smile, that's exactly what I do

Bing Crosby(Blue Skies)
Bing Crosby

Ella Fitzgerald(Blue Skies)
Ella Fitzgerald

Doris Day(Blue Skies)
Doris Day

Nancy LaMott(Blue Skies)
Nancy LaMott

Cassandra Wilson(Blue Skies)
Cassandra Wilson

Bing Crosby

Ella Fitzgerald

Doris Day

Nancy LaMott

Cassandra Wilson

Theresa Andersson

Al Jolson

"When you hear music, after it's over, it's gone in the air.
You can never capture it again. "

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