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AMY Music: Horation Nicholls / Lyrics: Joseph G. Gilbert) **Written to commemorate Amy Johnson's historic solo flight from Croydon, England to Darwin, Australia in May 1930. Jack Hylton & His Orch. (vocal: Pat O'Malley) - 1930 The Rhythm Maniacs (vocal: Maurice Erwin) - 1930 Debroy Somers Band (vocal: Tom Barratt) - 1930 Harry Bidgood & His Band - 1930 Chris Hall (aka John Thorne) - 1930 Arthur Lally & The Million-Airs - 1930 Arthur Rosebery & His Kit-Kat Dance Band - 1930 Tom Barratt - 1930 G. Dunnet - 1930 Dick Denton - 1930 As recorded by PAT O'MALLEY with Jack Hylton's Orch., 2nd June 1930, Berlin, Germany: There's a little lady Who has captured every heart Amy Johnson, it's you We have watched and waited Since the day you made your start Amy Johnson, it's true Since the news that you are safe has come along Everyone in town is singing this love song Amy, wonderful Amy How can you blame me for loving you Since you won the praise of every nation You have filled my heart with admiration Amy, wonderful Amy I'm proud of the way you flew Believe me, Amy, you cannot blame me, Amy For falling in love with you (Instrumental Break) SPOKEN: She's landed in Vienna Here she is in Baghdad Now she's over Karachi She's reached Port Darwin ..... Bravo! She's up again, she's off to Brisbane Here she comes, there's something wrong Gracious, what's wrong She's crashed, no, she's safe (Amy, wonderful Amy) (How can you blame me for loving you) Since you won the praise of every nation You have filled my heart with admiration (Sounds of crowds cheering) ******************** EXTRA VERSES as recorded by DICK DENTON: You deserve a lot of credit For your daring deeds Amy Johnson, that's true You are just the kind of person That the Country needs Amy Johnson, that's true Now that they have given you the C.B.E. And your name will go down for posterity ******************** ALTERNATE SPOKEN PASSAGE as recorded by MAURICE ELWIN with The Rhythm Maniacs: Amy starts the flight She is now over Belgium Crossing France Passing Vienna Turkey And now Persia Through India And over Burma And now she arrives (Sounds of cheering) ******************** ALTERNATE SPOKEN PASSAGE as recorded by TOM BARRATT with Debroy Somers Band: We're now over Belgium Now here's France Vienna Turkey And now Persia India The Malay States Australia ******************** SPOKEN INTRODUCTION as recorded by CHRIS SMITH with Harry Hudson: HARRY: I say, Chris, did you ever see so many men waiting for one girl? CHRIS: Eh, what's the bright idea, Harry? HARRY: Why, we're waiting for Amy Johnson CHRIS: Oh, that's it, is it? HARRY: I say, old man, isn't she great CHRIS: I think she's wonderful (CROWD: And so say all of us!) CHRIS: You know, she won't be long now, Harry HARRY: Ah, here she comes (CROWD: Amy!) (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - February 2017) ************************* As recorded by Jack Hylton & His Orchestra V. Pat OíMalley Recorded 2nd June 1930 Thereís a little lady who has captured every heart Amy Johnson, itís you We have watched and waited since the day you made your start Amy Johnson, itís true Since the news that you are safe has come along Everyone in town is singing this love song Amy, wonderful Amy How can you blame me for loving you Since youíve won the praise of every nation You have filled my heart with admiration Amy, wonderful Amy Iím proud of the way you flew Believe me, Amy, you cannot blame me, Amy For falling in love with you (Music and plane sounds, with commentary on various stopping points) (Chorus) Amy, wonderful Amy How can you blame me for loving you (Pat) Since youíve won the praise of every nation You have filled my heart with admiration (Music to end) (Transcribed from John Wrightís 78 RPM Record Collection by Bill Huntley - June 2013)

    


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