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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Blue Skies

After over a week of cloudy days beginning around Christmastime, the skies finally parted yesterday.  I saw pure, blue sky for the first time this year.  I started this blog, in part, to help me get through the long, cold, dark, dreary days of winter, but yesterday and today are days to celebrate the sun.  In honor of that, here's the lyrics to an old standard, from the Rodgers and Hart musical Betsy.

Blue Skies, by Irving Berlin (1926)

I was blue, just as blue as I could be
Ev'ry day was a cloudy day for me
Then good luck came a-knocking at my door
Skies were gray but they're not gray anymore

Blue skies
Smiling at me
Nothing but blue skies
Do I see

Singing a song
Nothing but bluebirds
All day long

Never saw the sun shining so bright
Never saw things going so right
Noticing the days hurrying by
When you're in love, my how they fly

Blue days
All of them gone
Nothing but blue skies
From now on

I should care if the wind blows east or west
I should fret if the worst looks like the best
I should mind if they say it can't be true
I should smile, that's exactly what I do

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