The song is one of the oldest standards, It was published in 1927 and in 1928 became a huge hit sung by Gene Austin.
The music for "My Blue Heaven" was written in 1924: "Donaldson wrote it one afternoon at the Friars Club in New York while waiting for his turn at the billiard table." The song was written while Donaldson was under contract to Irving Berlin, working for Berlin's publishing company, Irving Berlin Inc. George Whiting wrote lyrics adapted for Donaldson's music, and for a while, performed it in his vaudeville act; three years later, Tommy Lyman started singing it on the radio as his theme song.
Day is ending, birds are wending Back to the shelter of Each little nest they love Nightshades falling, lovers calling What makes the World go round Nothing but love
Whippoorwills call, evenin' is nigh Hurry to my Blue Heaven Turn to the right, there's a little white light Will lead you to my, my Blue Heaven
You'll see a smiling face, a fireplace, a cozy room Little nest that's nestles where the roses bloom
Molly and me, and the baby makes three We're happy in my, in my Blue Heaven
You're gonna see a smilin' face, fireplace, cozy room And a little nest, nestled where the roses bloom
Just Molly and me, and the baby is three We're so happy in my Blue Heaven We're happy in my Blue Heaven We're happy in my Blue Heaven!
(Sinatra adds)"One thing's certain we ain't blue in My Blue Heaven!"