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Blue Skies

This week the timeless classic “Blue Skies” was written by the brilliant composer Irving Berlin in 1926. The beautiful and simple lyrics he wrote were quite likely a reflection of the world’s post war optimism. 

The first live performance of this song was in a play called Betsy. If what I read is true, the woman who performed “Blue Skies” on opening night, Belle Baker, received 24 encores to sing the song. By the 24th time she apparently forgot some of the words so.........