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ALICE BLUE GOWN From the Broadway Musical "Irene" (1919) (Music: Harry Tierney / Words: Joseph McCarthy) Edith Day (Broadway Production) - 1919 Miss Jessie Broughton - 1919 Dale Winter (Broadway Revival) - 1923 Nat Shilkret's Troubadours (Instr.) - 1929 Red Nichols & His Five Pennies - 1929 Louis Prima & His New Orleans Gang - 1936 Benny Goodman & His Orch. - 1937 Anna Neagle (feat. in the film "Irene") - 1940 Martha Tilton (feat. in the film "Irene") - 1940 Harry James & His Orch. - 1940 Artie Shaw & His Orch. - 1940 Tommy Dorsey & His Orch. (vocal: Frank Sinatra) - 1940 Jo Stafford - 1950 Joni James - 1955 The Chordettes - 1957 Maj Lindström (feat. in the film "Jazzgossen" - Swedish lyrics: Anita Halldén ) - 1958 Debbie Reynolds (Broadway Revival) - 1973 Also recorded by: Howard Alden, Alexander's Accordions, Ray Anthony, Chet Atkins, Kenny Baker, Chris Barber, Sweet Emma Barrett & her Bell Boys, Al Bowlly, Milton Brown, Ray Brown, Butterfield, Freddy Cannon, June Christy, Eddie Condon, Graham Dalby & the Gramaphones, Damita Jo, Johnny Downing, Deanna Durbin, Duke Ellington, Irving Fazola, Pete Fountain, Jackie Gleason, Benny Goodman, Earl Hines, Roger Kellaway, The Light Crust Doughboys, Joe Loss & His Orch. (vocal: Chick Henderson), Mantovani, Frankie Masters, Robert Maxwell, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Glenn Miller, Liza Minnelli, Moms & Dads, Arthur Murray Orch.' Original Dixieland Jazz Band, Ed Polcer's All Stars, Ben Pollack, Edmundo Ros, Bob Scobey, Soulful Strings, Mugsy Spanier, Tiny Tim, Dick Wellstood, Ian Whitcomb, Teddy Wilson.........and others. I once had a gown, it was almost new Oh, the daintiest thing, it was sweet Alice blue With little forget-me-nots placed here and there When I had it on, I walked on the air And it wore, and it wore, and it wore 'Til it went, and it wasn't no more In my sweet little Alice blue gown When I first wandered down into town I was both proud and shy, as I felt every eye And in every shop window I primped passing by Then in manner of fashion, I'd frown And the world seemed to smile all around 'Til it wilted, I wore it, I'll always adore it My sweet little Alice blue gown The little silk worms that made silk for that gown Just made that much silk and then crawled in the ground For there never was anything like it before And I don't dare to hope there will be any more But it's gone, 'cause it just had to be Still it wears in my memory In my sweet little Alice blue gown When I first wandered down into town I was both proud and so shy, as I felt every eye And in every shop window I primped passing by Then in manner of fashion, I'd frown And the world seemed to smile all around So it wouldn't be proper if made of silk were another My sweet little Alice blue gown ****** As performed by Martha Tilton in the 1938 film "Irene": In her sweet little Alice blue gown Oh, what a gal, she's the talk of the town Little bit o' lipstick and a pose A million dollars worth of clothes Debutantes hide in cellars She just walks away with all the fellahs Parked high on Park Avenue The upper crust she's just turned upside down Oh, she's good to her Ma But she still gets around In her sweet little, old fashioned hand-me-down In her sweet little Alice blue gown (SPOKEN: What girl wouldn't do it if she had the do-re-mi?) (ANNOUNCER: Susie, you musn't say things like that. Lots of people are listening and we're on the WPA Network) Well, she put it on, burned them up Turned the world upside down In her sweet, cute and neat In her sweet little Alice blue gown (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - June 2009)

    


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