Blue Skies Irving Berlin (1927)

Blue Skies smiling at me
Nothing but Blue Skies do I see
Bluebirds 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.

"Blue Skies" was written specially for Belle Baker in 1927 who introduced it is the Stage musical "Betsy" the score of which was otherwise written by Rodgers & Hart. It became the hit song of the show and one of the sheet music best-sellers of the year. Al Jolson sang it in "The Jazz Singer" 1927 and again in "The Jolson Story" 1946 where he dubbed it for Larry Parks. It was sung by Eddie Cantor in "Glorifying the American Girl" 1929. by Ethel Merman and Alice Faye in "Alexander's Ragtime Band" in 1938 and by Bing Crosby in "Blue Skies" 1946 and "White Christmas" 1954.