The Kingfish Files

By host on 11/21/2010 12:00 AM
Some songs just refuse to go away. They may not have made it to the top of the list of great American songs, yet they continue to be played, mostly by musicians who appreciate their beauty. "Alice Blue Gown" is one of those songs. Introduced by Edith Day in the 1919 Broadway show "Irene", the song has a universal appeal. First, of course, is the music itself -- an unassuming yet memorable waltz. But then there are the lyrics that tell the story of a young woman who clearly was not well-off enough to afford a new dress. But the "nearly new" gown of Alice Blue was her pride and joy. And my favorite part is this: And it wore, and it wore, and it wore 'Til it went, and it wasn't no more Pure poetry. Edith Day (1896 - 1971) had a successful career in the...

Search The Kingfish Files