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Lyr Req/ADD: Blue Skies (Irving Berlin)

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Subject: blue sky's from now on
From: mckillen@msn.com
Date: 19 Jun 98 - 11:36 AM

Does anyone know the name of the song with first line "blue sky's from now on"? Any info about the song would be appreciated also such as composer, singer, movie soudtrack, etc. If anyone does know what the song is I am looking for the song in any audio format (wav, midi, mp3, etc).

If you could, please reponse by email as I may not have a chance to get back to the message board. Thank you very much!

Ryan


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Subject: RE: blue sky's from now on
From: Bill in Alabama
Date: 19 Jun 98 - 12:38 PM

There's a pop song from the 'forties called "Blue Skies," which has the line "Nothin' but blue skies from now on," but it's not the first line; as I recall, it's the final line in the chorus/refrain. I don't remember who or how many singers recorded it back then, but I recall that Willie Nelson recorded it in the late 'seventies or easly 'eighties.


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Subject: RE: blue sky's from now on
From: DWDitty
Date: 19 Jun 98 - 01:31 PM

I no longer have the album, but Willie Nelson did record the song on his Stardust album.


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Subject: RE: blue sky's from now on
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 19 Jun 98 - 02:19 PM

Blue Skies--Irving Berlin 1927


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Subject: RE: blue sky's from now on
From: Bill in Alabama
Date: 19 Jun 98 - 02:56 PM

Thanks Dick...As per the request, I emailed the information I had to the address given in the original query.


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Subject: RE: blue sky's from now on
From: alison
Date: 20 Jun 98 - 12:52 AM

hi,

Wasn't "Blue skies" sung by Bing Crosby in 'High Society."

Slainte

Alison


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Subject: RE: blue sky's from now on
From: Louisville Patrick
Date: 09 Jul 98 - 11:59 AM

Check out the version of "Blue Skies" on Steve Goodman's "The Easter Tapes." Irving Berlin is correct--he was also a big supporter of American Folk music. Goodman also does a great rendition of Berlin's "Easter Parade" on the same album.


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Subject: Lyr Add: BLUE SKIES (Irving Berlin)
From: Gene
Date: 09 Jul 98 - 02:31 PM

BLUE SKIES

Singer: Bing Crosby
Writer: Irving Berlin

Blue Skies - smilin' at me
Nothing but Blue Skies - do I see
Bluebirds - singin' a song
Nothin' but Bluebirds - all day long.

Never saw the sun shining so bright
Never saw things goin' 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.

B: Blues Skies - smilin' at me
B: Nothing but Blue Skies - do I see.

Never saw the sun shining so bright
Never saw things goin' 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.

Tag: Nothin' but Blue Skies - From now on.

Note. 1: = Background Singers


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Subject: Lyr Add: BLUE SKIES (Irving Berlin)
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Date: 09 Jul 98 - 02:58 PM

BLUE SKIES

Singer: Bing Crosby
Writer: Irving Berlin

Blue Skies - smilin' at me
Nothing but Blue Skies - do I see
Bluebirds - singin' a song
Nothin' but Bluebirds - all day long.

Never saw the sun shining so bright
Never saw things goin' 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.

1: Blues Skies - smilin' at me
1: Nothing but Blue Skies - do I see.

Never saw the sun shining so bright
Never saw things goin' 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.

Tag: Nothin' but Blue Skies - From now on.

Note. 1: = Background Singers


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Subject: RE: blue sky's from now on
From: RS
Date: 12 Jul 98 - 12:08 AM

Further useful information:

Words and music by Irving Berlin - 1926; ©1927, renewed

The words, music and chords to this song can be found in Pete Seeger's recent songbook "Where Have All the Flowers Gone" - page 222.


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Subject: RE: ADD LYR: BLUE SKIES
From: RS
Date: 12 Jul 98 - 12:08 AM

Further useful information:

Words and music by Irving Berlin - 1926; ©1927, renewed

The words, music and chords to this song can be found in Pete Seeger's recent songbook "Where Have All the Flowers Gone" - page 222.


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Subject: blue skies nothing but blue skies
From: k.van.overveld@wxs.nl
Date: 03 Dec 99 - 11:03 AM

I seem to remember a song from the 20-ies 30-ies or 40-ies that has a line in it 'blue skies, nothing but blue skies ... from now on'. I would like to know the rest of the lyrics and the melody + chords. Thanks.

Kees.


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Subject: Lyr Add: BLUE SKIES (Irving Berlin)
From: Musicman
Date: 03 Dec 99 - 11:45 AM

here are the words, still looking for melody etc.....

BLUE SKIES Willie Nelson (I. Berlin)

Blue skies smilin' at me
Nothin' but blue skies do I see
Bluebirds singin' a song
Nothin' but bluebirds all day long

Never saw the sun shinin' so bright
Never saw things goin' so right
Noticing the days hurrying by
When you're in love, my how they fly

Blue days, all of them gone
Nothin' but blue skies from now on
(Blue skies smilin' at me
Nothin' but blue skies do I see)

Never saw the sun shinin' so bright
Never saw things goin' so right
Noticing the days hurrying by
When you're in love, my how they fly

Blue days, all of them gone
Nothin' but blue skies from now on
Nothin' but blue skies from now on


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: blue skies nothing but blue skies
From: Bill in Alabama
Date: 03 Dec 99 - 11:49 AM

Kees: This was a 1946 Bing Crosby song, recorded in the '80's by Willie Nelson. I don't know where to find the tune, but the lyrics are available at http://www.kcmetro.cc.mo.us/pennvalley/biology/lewis/ crosby/BlueSkies.html

good luck

Bill


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: blue skies nothing but blue skies
From: MMario
Date: 03 Dec 99 - 12:09 PM

According to the Levy site, Irving Berlin wrote and copyrighted this in 1929. There was a movie "Blue Skies" featuring the song in 1946.

It's still listed as under copyright by Irving Berlin Muic, Inc.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: blue skies nothing but blue skies
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 03 Dec 99 - 12:11 PM

Willie Nelson recorded this and several other songs from the same era on his 'Stardust' album. Stardust, All of Me, The Sunny Side of The Street, Moonlight in Vermont to name a few. Apparently the record company thought he was nuts to release an album of these old songs. Willie's reply was the they were all #1 songs in their day, they should sell again. The album was a resounding success.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: blue skies nothing but blue skies
From: MMario
Date: 03 Dec 99 - 12:20 PM

FYI: the following discography was posted re: Blue Skies

(from the Irving Berlin Music Site)

1.ANDREWS SISTERS, MCA
2.LOUIS ARMSTRONG, DELTA MUSIC
3.LUCIE ARNAZ, CONCORD JAZZ
4.JOSEPHINE BAKER, DCC
5.COUNT BASIE, COLUMBIA
6.THE BEAU HUNKS SAX SOCTETTE, BASTA
7.BROOK BENTON, MERCURY
8.TERESA BREWER, DOCTOR JAZZ
9.LES BROWN, FANTASY
10.ROSEMARIE CLOONEY, CONCORD JAZZ
11.PERRY COMO, RCA
12.HARRY CONNICK, JR., COLUMBIA
13.BING CROSBY, MCA
14.VIC DAMONE, MERCURY
15.BOBBY DARIN, CAPITOL
16.DORIS DAY, HINDSIGHT
17.TOMMY DORSEY, RCA
18.DR. JOHN, U.A.
19.DUKE ELLINGTON, PRESTIGE
20.ELLA FITZGERALD, VERVE
21.PETE FOUNTAIN, MCA
22.JAN GARBER, MCA
23.ERROLL GARNER, MERCURY
24.STAN GETZ, DREYFUS DISC
25.DIZZY GILLESPIE, SAVOY
26.BENNY GOODMAN, COLUMBIA
27.STEVE GOODMAN, RED PAJAMAS
28.HAMPTON HAWES, ORIGINAL JAZZ
29.COLEMAN HAWKINS, SAVOY
30.EARL HINES
31.JUTTA HIPP, BLUE NOTE
32.BETTY HUTTON, CAPITOL
33.HARRY JAMES, HINDSIGHT
34.AL JOLSON, RADIOLA
35.KIRI TE KANAWA, POLYGRAM
36.LAINIE KAZAN, POLYGRAM
37.STAN KENTON, CAPITOL
38.THE KING'S SINGERS, MOSS MUSIC
39.NANCY LAMOTT, MIDDER MUSIC
40.ELLIS LARKIN, CONCORD JAZZ
41.BEATRICE LILLY, LONDON
42.LYLE LOVETT, MAVERICK
43.PATTI LUPONE, PHILIPS
44.ANDREA MACROVICCI, CABARET
45.MCGUIRE SISTERS, MCA
46.HELEN MERRILL, PRO ARTE
47.GLENN MILLER, RCA
48.MELBA MOORE, MERCURY
49.THE MUPPETS
50.WILLIE NELSON, COLUMBIA
51.RED NORVO, COLUMBIA
52.ANITA O'DAY, EMILY RECS
53.LES PAUL TRIO, MCA
54.ITZHAK PERLMAN/OSCAR PETERSON, TELARC
55.OSCAR PETERSON, MERCURY
56.ANDRE PREVIN, BLACK LION
57.LOU RAWLS, RAWLS & BROKAW
58.DELLA REESE, RCA
59.DJANGO REINHARDT, CLASSIC JAZZ
60.BUDDY RICH, VERVE
61.PETE SEEGER, SMITHSONIAN
62.ARTIE SHAW, COLUMBIA
63.DINAH SHORE, RCA
64.ZOOT SIMS, PABLO
65.ZOOT SIMS, PRESTIGE
66.FRANK SINATRA, COLUMBIA
67.JO STAFFORD, CORINTHIAN
68.ART TATUM, CAPITOL
69.MEL TORME, CORAL
70.THE VENTURES, ONE WAY
71.BOBBY VINTON, COLUMBIA
72.DINAH WASHINGTON, VERVE
73.BEN WEBSTER, CBS
74.WING AND A PRAYER FIFE AND DRUM CORPS., WING AND A PRAYER


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: blue skies nothing but blue skies
From: Helen
Date: 03 Dec 99 - 10:48 PM

For a midi file, look here at Smick & Smodoo's site. Yes, it's a bit old fashioned - the whole site, I mean, but there are some classic old songs there, and I go there every now & then and see what else they have added.

http://www.smickandsmodoo.com/oldcodgers/blue.mid

Helen


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: blue skies nothing but blue skies
From: bseed(charleskratz)
Date: 03 Dec 99 - 10:55 PM

Among the other songs on Willie's Stardust album was "Georgia on My Mind," so good a version--with Booker T's great harmonica--that the state of George added it to Ray Charles's as the official versions of the official state song.

--seed


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Subject: RE: ADD LYR: BLUE SKIES
From: GUEST,monelle@surferz.net
Date: 13 Mar 02 - 10:18 PM

I, too, would love to have the melody to the verses of "May There Always Be Sunshine." Any hope? Monelle


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Subject: RE: ADD LYR: BLUE SKIES
From: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
Date: 14 Mar 02 - 12:27 AM

Pust' vsegda budyet sontse
Pust' vsegda budyet nyeba
Pust' vsegda budyet mama
Pust' vsegda budu ya
May there always be -sunshine; -blue skies; -mama; -me.

The song Pete Seegar stole from a 6-year- old Russian kid? Shame! Shame!


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Subject: RE: ADD LYR: BLUE SKIES
From: masato sakurai
Date: 14 Mar 02 - 06:00 PM

Levy has this sheet music, but doesn't show the score image.

Title: Irving Berlin's Blue Skies. [cover autographed by Irving Berlin].
Composer, Lyricist, Arranger: Words and Music By Irving Berlin. Ukulele arr. by May Singhi Breen, "The Ukulele Lady."
Publication: New York: Irving Berlin, Inc., 1607 Broadway, 1927.
Form of Composition: strophic with chorus
Instrumentation: piano and voice; ukulele
First Line: I was blue just as blue as I could be, ev'ry day was a cloudy day for me
First Line of Chorus: Blue Skies smiling at me Nothign but Blue Skies do I see
Engraver, Lithographer, Artist: Leff

The (original) first stanza is:

I was blue, just as blue as I could be
Ev'ry day was a cloudy day for me
Then good luck came a-knocking at my door
Skies were gray but they're not gray anymore
(From HERE, and Lyle Lovett's version)

"Bing recorded the title tune from his movie with Fred Astaire on July 18, 1946, but Bing's version never charted. Perhaps this was because Bing's rendition of this up-beat song was curiously down-tempo, unlike the Willie Nelson reprise of the 1970s." (From Crosby Lyrics site). The movie is Blue Skies.

"'Blue Skies' was the most popular song in 1929 - all across the land, but especially in Wall Street. Irving Berlin's "Blue Skies" is one of those tunes that gets stuck in your head, playing over and over for days in the windmills of your mind. And its unmitigated optimism expressed through its lyrics is sort of catchy, too. "Blue Skies smiling at me, Nothing but blue skies do I see." Hey! It's a great world out there! Isn't it?! Those words served as a pathetically ironic counterpoint to the tragic market events of late 1929 and aftermath. Ironically, the five stanzas of unbridled confidence in the present became the overture to the woeful Great Depression years of the not too distant future."(From BLUE SKIES AND MARKET BLUES (1929 & 2000))

MIDI (with lyrics) is HERE. Can be heard HERE (Irving Berlin's Blue Skies - As to be heard in Star Trek: Nemesis), too.

~Masato


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Subject: Lyr Add: BLUE SKIES (Irving Berlin)
From: Genie
Date: 15 Mar 02 - 02:47 AM

FWIW, it was the birth of Berlin's (and his wife Ellen's) daughter) that inspired him to write this song.

Minor lyric correction:

Blue Skies smilin' at me,...
Nothin' but blue skies do I see.
Bluebird singin' a song,
Nothin' but blue skies from now on.

Never saw the sun shinin' so bright,
Never saw things goin' so right.
Noticin' the days hurrying by.
When you're in love, my, my how they fly.

Blue skies smilin' at me,
Nothin' but blue skies do I see,
Blue day, all of them gone.
Nothin' but Blue Skies from now on.
...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/ADD: Blue Skies (Irving Berlin)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 04 Aug 13 - 02:31 PM

"Blue Skies" was a last minute addition by Irving Berlin to the musical "Betsy" by Lorenz Hart and Richard Rodgers, a failure, but the song quickly caught on.

There is a second verse, seldom heard. Here are the lyrics, complete:

BLUE SKIES
Irving Berlin, 1926

I was blue, just as blue as I could be
Ev'ry day was a cloudy day for me
Then good luck came a-knocking at my door
Skies were gray but they're not gray any more.

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.

I should care if the wind blows east or west
I should fret if the worst looks like the best
I should mind if they say it can't be true
I should smile, that's exactly what I do.

Sheet music 1927. Recorded the same year by Josephine Baker, George Olsen, Irving Kaufman, Fritz Kreisler. Sung by Al Jolson in "The Jazz Singer," 1927.


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