Monday, June 7, 2010

Buttons and Bows

Thanks to my good friend Eddie, from Hong Kong, who sent me this clip. Buttons and Bows was a very popular song that was first recorded in 1947 by Dinah Shore. Music by Jay Livingston and lyrics by Ray Evans. In 1948, it received the Academy Award for Best Original Song when it was featured in the movie "The Paleface " ...starring Bob Hope and Jane Russell.

This particular Youtube version is excellent ! It comprises 3 separate singers of the same song. The 1st is in Mandarin with nostalgic images of the late 40's and 50's. The 2nd is as good showing clips of the actual movie and Bob Hope's rendition as he was playing the accordion on a covered wagon. The 3rd was that original version made famous by the late Dinah Shore...most popular of all versions.

Such a good song must be in Unk Dicko's old songbook right? Certainly, it's on page 108 as reproduced here with the ukulele/ guitar chords shown.

Remember to turn off my auto Jukebox player first before playing.

Happy listening! Happy memories!

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