Song Story: My Melancholy Baby

Words by George A. Norton. Music by Ernie Burnett. Published in 1912. Arranged and recorded by Curtis Chamberlain/Big Band Curtis in 2013, this song is included on his album release of "Hugs and Kisses (x's and o's). The first person to perform the song was William Frawley in 1912 (Fred Mertz on the "I Love Lucy" TV Show). The song was performed by the great singer Bing Crosby in 1941 in the movie "The Birth of the Blues". Other great entertainers to use this number include the band leader Harry James and the actress/singer Judy Garland

Lyrics:
Come to me my melancholy baby, Cuddle up and don't be blue; All your fears are foolish fancy, maybe, You know dear that I belong to you (I am strong for you). Ev'ry cloud must have a silver lining, wait until the sun shines through, Smile my honey dear, while I kiss away each tear, or else I shall be melancholy too.

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Here is the original 1912 sheet music.

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