Clifford Friend 1926
as sung by Judy Garland in "I Could Go On Singing" 1963 film
also rec by-
The Broadway Bellhops '26
Tom Stacks w The Cliquot Club Eskimos '26
Josephine Baker w Le Jacob's Jazz '27
Jack Hylton & his Orch
Hear that bluebird up in a tree,
Hear him, what a song!
Joy he's bringing, singing to me,
Singing all day long.
Goodbye to skies of grey,
For I'm back home today!
All day long I jump and run about,
You can always hear me shoutin' out,
Got no time for blues or anything,
I'm so happy I just wanna sing,
Blue skies, sunshine, friends that are real!
Old folks, sweetheart, oh how I feel!
I'll not go wrong, unlike I did, again,
I'll stay home and be a kid again,
Hello bluebird, hello!
All day long I keep singing,
"Hello, I'm glad I found you, bluebird,
Make youself at home!
No more blues,
Just because I'm happy when I'm around you, bluebird,
No more need to roam!".
Up above the sun is shinin', the world is ideal!
I just can't descibe the marvellous way that I feel!
With nothin' but the blue skies above,
What a rosy future life ahead!
Happy happy bluebird,
Mister bluebird, hello!
(Contributed by Peter Akers - October 2010)