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(I) JUST BLEW IN FROM THE WINDY CITY (Sammy Fain (m) / Paul Francis Webster (l) ) As released by Doris Day < Legends > December 2011 but recorder earlier. I just blew in from the Windy City The Windy City is mighty purty But they ain't got what we got No siree. They've got shacks up to seven stories Never see any Mornin' Glory's But a step from our doorway We got 'em for free. They've got those minstrel shows Purty ladies in the big chapeaux Private lawns, public parks For the sake of civic virtue They've got fountains there that squirt you. I just blew in from the Windy City The Windy City is mighty purty But they ain't got what we got I'm tellin' ya, boys We got more life in Deadwood City Than in all of Illinois. (harmonica bridge) You shoulda seen me a-wind'er shoppin' A-wind'er shoppin' with eyes a-poppin' At the sights that you see there Yes siree. Press a bell and a moment later Up you go in an elevator Just as fast as a polecat A-climbin' a tree. I heard claim hundreds came To a thing they call a baseball game Cigar stores, revolving doors They've got new inventions coming 'Stead of outdoor indoor plumbing. I just blew in from the Windy City The Windy City is mighty purty But they ain't got what we got I'm tellin' ya, boys I ain't a-swappin' half of Deadwood For the whole of Illinois. Alternate verses from the 1953 film: On the street was a dancing fellar All dressed up in a suit of yellar And the dance that he did there Went something like this. I heard claim hundreds came To a thing they call a baseball game Cigar stores, revolving doors Men wear sideburns, and they ought'er 'Cause a haircut costs a quarter. [the harmonica bridge in the studio version was a replacement for the dance/tap routine as done by Doris Day in the film]. NOTES: This song formed part of the soundtrack for the 1953 Warner Bros film < Calamity Jane >. Several stage, screen and TV renditions of < Calamity Jane > have been made over the years, based on this colourful American woman from the old wild West. Calamity, who distinguished herself by scouting and fighting Native American Indians, also claimed to have know Wild Bill Hickok personally. Not only that, she always maintained that she was married to him and produced a child from the union. On her death, she was buried beside him. Perhaps the most notable of all these adaptations to date is in fact the 1953 film. This film was created by Warner Bros. in response to the success of < Annie Get Your Gun > (1950). Director: David Butler Leads: Doris Day / Howard Keel / Allyn Ann McLerie / Philip Carey Doris Day is a highly popular and instantly recognizable American singer and actress. She has made over 650 recordings and appeared in 39 films. She has accumulated a litany of awards in her lifetime and is known for her philanthropic pursuits. (Transcribed by David Story - February 2014)

    


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