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Thursday, July 16, 2009

It's a Blue World

By Chet Forrest & Bob Wright 1940

Forrest & Wright were a winning songwriting combo for many years, and this was one of several times they were nominated for the Oscar while working at MGM. This particular song was written for Tony Martin to sing in the musical picture, Music in My Heart. Thirteen years later, The Four Freshmen would record a major hit with it.

Lyrics:

It's a blue world without you,
It's a blue world alone.
My days and nights
That once were filled with heaven,
With you away how empty they have grown.

It's a blue world from now on,
It's a through world for me.
The sea, the sky, my heart and I
We're all an indigo hue,
Without you, it's a blue, blue world
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Recorded By:

Frank Sinatra
Ella Fitzgerald
Glenn Miller
Mel Torme
Julie London

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