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Saturday, August 1, 2009

Little Girl Blue

By Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart
1935

A sweet mid-'30s hit for Rodgers & Hart, from the musical Jumbo, in which it was introduced on Broadway by Gloria Grafton. It became popular with both pop and jazz singers in subsequent decades, and was even used as the title song of Nina Simone's 1958 debut album.

Lyrics:

Sit there and count your fingers,
What can you do?
Old girl, you're through.
Just sit there and count your little fingers,
Unlucky little girl blue.

Just sit there and count the raindrops
Falling on you.
It's time you knew,
All you can count on
Are the raindrops
That fall on little girl blue.

No use, old girl.
You may as well surrender.
Your hopes are getting slender.
Why won't somebody send a tender blue boy
To cheer up little girl blue?

Recorded By:

Frank Sinatra
Janis Joplin
Ella Fitzgerald
Judy Garland
Chet Baker

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