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Lyr Req: Blue Fedora (Bud Green, Albert Van Dam)

Joybell 16 Apr 04 - 07:23 AM
open mike 17 Apr 04 - 02:45 AM
Joybell 18 Apr 04 - 01:03 AM
Joybell 18 Apr 04 - 01:27 AM
Jim Dixon 20 Apr 04 - 12:08 AM
Joybell 21 Apr 04 - 06:40 PM
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GUEST,Kip Patterson 11 Oct 05 - 12:09 AM
GUEST,GUEST 03 Jun 08 - 01:51 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: He wore a blue fedora?
From: Joybell
Date: 16 Apr 04 - 07:23 AM

Does anyone know the words to this song. It may have a different title. Can't find it here or at Google using any of these lines. Here's all we know:

Chorus:
Oh he wore a blue fedora
Blue fedora tilted over one eye
If he wasn't kissing girls hello
He was kissing them goodbye.

It was sung in a movie made around 1950 that was one of those plotless forgettable ones about vaudville. Any ideas. Joy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: He wore a blue fedora?
From: open mike
Date: 17 Apr 04 - 02:45 AM

i remember this not as a movie but as an animated cartoon..
fedora, fedora he wore....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: He wore a blue fedora?
From: Joybell
Date: 18 Apr 04 - 01:03 AM

Thanks for keeping this thread alive, open mike, but that's "Johnny Fedora and Alice Bluebonnet" Different song that is mentioned in quite a few threads. It was in a Disney cartoon.
Still hoping for a nibble on this one. Joy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: He wore a blue fedora?
From: Joybell
Date: 18 Apr 04 - 01:27 AM

The movie that featured Johnny Fedora and Alice Bluebonnet was "Make Mine Music" and it was a collection of animated clips. So my movie-buff True-love tells me. He has forgotten the name of the movie that contained the song we're seeking, however. Joy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: He wore a blue fedora?
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 20 Apr 04 - 12:08 AM

This wouldn't be it, would it?

The Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music lists a song called I'M WEARIN' MY GREEN FEDORA, words & music by Joseph Meyer, Al Sherman and Al Lewis, 1934. Since it's still under copyright, they don't have the sheet music images online, but they give this information:

First Line: Here I come, here I come, on my way to meet someone mighty cute
First Line of Chorus: I'm wearin' my green fedora, fedora, not Alice, not Annie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: He wore a blue fedora?
From: Joybell
Date: 21 Apr 04 - 06:40 PM

Looks interesting. I'll consult True-love. I don't think this was the chorus though. Thanks Jim, Joy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: fedora?
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Feb 05 - 12:55 PM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: He wore a blue fedora?
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 05 Feb 05 - 05:58 PM

The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) allows you to search for songs in soundtracks. These are the only songs I found with "fedora" in the title:

JOHNNY FEDORA AND ALICE BLUE BONNET was used in "Make Mine Music" (1946)

MY GREEN FEDORA was used in 2 films: "My Green Fedora" (1935) and "The Woods Are Full of Cuckoos" (1937).

All 3 of these are animated films.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: He wore a blue fedora?
From: GUEST,Kip Patterson
Date: 11 Oct 05 - 12:09 AM

Oh, yes, so fondly.

One of the mother's in our group decided we needed to learn to dance. She hired a dancing master, and we learned. This is the tune we learned the waltz to. I can remember the tune, but no more words than you can.

1950-51 is about right.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: He wore a blue fedora?
From: GUEST,GUEST
Date: 03 Jun 08 - 01:51 AM

None of the answers above refer to the song Joybell has asked about. She has given the chorus exactly. I can supply from memory just one verse that precedes the chorus, but I, too would like to find the rest of the verses. Here's the one I can remember:

Down San Domingo
He kissed the village belle.
Her Pa planned a wedding.
He planned to say farewell.

Oh he wore a....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: He wore a blue fedora?
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 04 Jun 08 - 11:52 AM

The Songwriters Hall of Fame lists:
    BLUE FEDORA
    Writer: Bud Green and Albert Van Dam
    Publisher: Anne-Rachel Music Corp./EMI Robbins Catalog, Inc.
It also says (here):
    [Bud Green] was commissioned by Hollywood during the 30's and 40's and Green songs can be heard in the Hollywood musicals Syncopation, Mother's Boy, Lucky in Love, Big Boy, Show in Hollywood and Baby Take a Bow.
Some other songs by Bud Green, posted at Mudcat:
ALABAMY BOUND
AWAY DOWN SOUTH IN HEAVEN
FLAT FOOT FLOOGIE
SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY
THAT'S MY WEAKNESS NOW
THE MAN WHO COMES AROUND


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blue Fedora (Bud Green, Albert Van Dam)
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Feb 11 - 10:59 PM

I remember some:

He was a lover, footloose and fancy free


Each girl in his arms, but none of them in his mind...

oh he wore a blue fedora
blue fedora tilted over his eye
when he wasn't kissing girls hello
he was kissing them goodbye....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blue Fedora (Bud Green, Albert Van Dam)
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Jun 11 - 11:54 PM

here is a verse:
In Honolulu he lost his heart one day,
    But, when he left there, he had it back okay.
Going from brown eyes to blue eyes,
    Taking them all in stride.
Kissing the bridesmaid, never the blushing bride!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blue Fedora (Bud Green, Albert Van Dam)
From: GUEST,Sherwin Linton
Date: 26 Jun 12 - 01:27 PM

I remember this song from about 1950. My brother had it on a 78 record and I was only 11 but I played the guitar and learned it. I still sometimes sing it. This is the order of verses as I recall but I have forgoten 3 lines of of one verse. www.sherwinlinton.com

He was a lover, footloose and fancy free.
Where he found the girls, there he was bound to be.
Going from this one to that one, anyone he could find.
Ecah one on his arm, yet none of them on his mind.

Chorus
And he wore a Blue Fedora,
Blue Fedora, tilted over his eye.
When he wasn't kising girls hello,
He was kissing them goodbye.

Down San Domingo, He kissed the village belle,
Her Ma planned a wedding,He planned to say fare well.
Going to far Barcelona,---the next 3 lines escape me
---
---
Repeat chorus

In Honolulu, He lost his heart one day.
Still when he departed, He had it back O.K.
Going from Brown eyes to blue eyes,Taking them all in stride.
Kissing the brides maid,Never the blushing bride. Repeat Chorus


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blue Fedora (Bud Green, Albert Van Dam)
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Mar 15 - 09:11 AM

Hello,
the song Blue Fedora was done by Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians - I think it came out around 1951. (this song is completely different and has nothing to do with JOhnny Fedora and Alice Bluebonnet.)

lyrics:
he was a lover. footloose and fancy free.
where he found a sweetheart. there he was bound to be.
flirting with this one and that one anyone he could find.
each one on his arm but none of them on his mind.
oh he wore a blue fedora blue fedora tilted over his eye
when he wasn't kissing girls hello he was kissing them goodbye.
down san domingo he loved a maiden fair.
she said we'll be married.
he vanished then and there.
refrain
in Barcelona he kissed the village belle
her mom planned a wedding, he planned to say farewell.
refrain
in Honolulu he lost his heart one day.
still when he departed he had it back okay.
refrain.

I have a digitized version of this song I took off my Moms cassette tape.

the song is on the flip side of a 45 rpm that has Laura Lee on the other side. I always liked this song - my mom played it when we played cards with my Grandma.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blue Fedora (Bud Green, Albert Van Dam)
From: GUEST,#
Date: 18 Mar 15 - 01:10 PM

I think the 'key' to this song will be found by locating the movie or radio show it was used in. I've had no luck so far (and certainly don't mean to denigrate the efforts of those who have posted lyrics).


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Subject: Lyr Add: BLUE FEDORA (Curley Lipham)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 20 Aug 17 - 07:21 PM

You can hear this recording at The Internet Archive:


BLUE FEDORA
(Bud Green, Albert Van Dam)
As recorded by Curley Lipham, on Decca 46372, 1951.

1. He was a lover, footloose and fancy-free.
Where he found a sweetheart, there he was bound to be,
Flirting with this one and that one, anyone he could find,
Each one on his arms yet none of them on his mind.

CHORUS: Oh, he wore a blue fedora, blue fedora tilted over his eye.
When he wasn't kissing girls hello, he was kissing them goodbye.

2. Down San Domingo, he loved a maiden fair.
She says: "We'll be married"; he vanished then and there.
Traveling far Barcelona, he kissed the village belle.
Her ma planned a wedding; he planned to say farewell. CHORUS

3. In Honolulu, he lost his heart one day.
Still when he departed he had it back okay,
Going from brown eyes to blue eyes, taking them all in stride,
Romancing the bridesmaid, never the blushing bride. CHORUS


[The recording by Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians was announced in Billboard magazine on Sep 15, 1951; the one by Curley Lipham on Oct 27.]


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