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Lullaby of Broadway

Lyrics:Al Dubin
Music:Harry Warren

The song was publishe 1935.

The lyrics salute the nightlife of Broadway
and its denizens, who "don't sleep tight until the dawn."

The song was introduced by Wini Shaw in the musical film,
Gold Diggers of 1935,and, in an unusual move,
it was used as background music in a sequence
in the Bette Davis film Special Agent that same year.
It won the 1936 Academy Award for Best Original Song.
The Dorsey Brothers Orchestra version was popular at the time of release.
Also in 1936, it served as part of the background music of the Merrie Melodies
cartoon Page Miss Glory, also based on a Dubin-Warren song.
The song was also recorded by The Andrews Sisters.

Ella Fitzgerald recorded this song on her Verve release
Ella Fitzgerald Sings Sweet Songs for Swingers,
accompanied by the Frank DeVol Orchestra.

Come on along and listen to
The lullaby of Broadway
The hip hooray and ballyhoo
The lullaby of Broadway
The rumble of a subway train
The rattle of the taxis
The daffodils who entertain
At Angelo's and Maxi's

When a Broadway baby says good night
It's early in the morning
Manhattan babies don't sleep tight
Until the dawn

Good night, baby
Good night, the milkman's on his way
Sleep tight, baby
Sleep tight, let's call it a day

The band begins to go to town
And everyone goes crazy
You rock-a-bye your baby round
'Til everything gets hazy
Hush-a-bye, I'll buy you this and that
You hear a daddy saying
And baby goes home to her flat
To sleep all day

Good night, baby
Good night, the milkman's on his way
Sleep tight, baby
Sleep tight, let's call it a day

Listen to the lullaby
Of old... Broad...way...

Doris Day(Lullaby of Broadway)
Doris Day

Ella Fitzgerald(Lullaby of Broadway)
Ella Fitzgerald

The Andrews Sisters(Lullaby of Broadway)
The Andrews Sisters

Dianne Reeves(Lullaby of Broadway)
Dianne Reeves

Rosemary Clooney(Lullaby of Broadway)
Rosemary Clooney

Doris Day with Harry James and his orchestra

Ella Fitzgerald

The Andrews Sisters

Dianne Reeves

Rosemary Clooney and The Count Basie Orchestra

Al Jolson and Bing Crosby

Tony Bennett

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

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