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Monday, April 6, 2009

Looking at the World Through Rose-Colored Glasses

By Jimmy Steiger & Tommy Malle
1926

The epitome of the carefree Roaring '20s, this irresistible little tune was introduced by Jack Osterman in the theatre revue A Night in Paris. It would be popularized soon after thanks to a hit recording by Fred Waring & His Pennsylvanians. Definitely an attractive mantra for these trying times!

Lyrics:

Lookin' at the world through rose-colored glasses,
Everything is rosy now.
Lookin' at the world, and everything that passes
Seems a rosy hue somehow.

Why do I feel so spry? Don't blink your eye.
Needn't guess, I'll confess.
Certain someone just said 'yes'.

In a bungalow all covered with roses,
I will settle down, I vow.
That's why I'm lookin' at the world through rose-colored glasses,
Everything is rosy now.

Recorded By:

Frank Sinatra & Count Basie
Arthur Fields
Nick Lucas (below--priceless)
Richard Manning Band
Danny Kaye

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'd hardly call this a standard.

rhapsody.com only has versions by about 10 artists.
http://www.rhapsody.com/-search?query=Looking+at+the+World+Through+Rose+Colored+Glasses&searchtype=RhapTrack

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