Poor Butterfly
The Big Show, (1916)
John Golden (w), Raymond Hubbell (m)
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Poor Butterfly
John Golden (w), Raymond Hubbell (m)
The Big Show, 1915
VERSE 1
There's a story of a little Japanese
sitting demurely 'neath the cherry blossom trees.
Miss Butterfly her name.
A sweet little innocent child was she,
Till a fine young American from the sea.
To her garden came.
They met 'neath the cherry blossoms ev'ry day
and he taught her how to love in the 'Merican way,
To love with her soul! 'twas easy to learn;
Then he sailed away with a promise to return.
REFRAIN
Poor Butterfly!
'neath the blossoms waiting
Poor Buttefly!
For she loved him so.
The moment pass into hours
The hours pass into years
And as she smiles through her tears,
She murmurs low,
The moon and I know that he be faithful,
I'm sure he come to me bye and bye.
But if he don't come back
Then I never sigh or cry
I must die.
Poor Butterfly.
VERSE 2
"Won't you tell my love" she would whisper to the breeze
Tell him I'm waiting 'neath the cherry blossom trees.
My Sailor man to see.
The bees and the humming birds say they guess,
Ev'ry day that passes makes one day less.
'Till you come to me.
For once Butterfly she gives her heart away,
She can never love again she is his for aye.
Through all of this world, For ages to come,
So her face just smiles, tho' her heart is growing numb.
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RecordedPerformersLabelCat.#Matrix
Art TatumARA4502ARA1041=1B
Paul Weston OrchestraCapitol520
Paul Weston And His OrchestraCapitol10130
The Pied PipersCapitol10159
Charles HarrisonColumbiaA220647343
Prince's BandColumbiaA593049030
Katherine Clark (Soprano)ColumbiaA216747167
Guido Deiro (Accordion)ColumbiaA220247307
Grady Martin & His Slewfoot 5Decca2868983886
Victor Sylvester & His OrchestraDecca1070
Emerson Symphony OrchestraEmerson71232403
The Bobby True TrioMercury50731059
Sarah VaughnMercury71085
Sherbo's Castle-By-Sea OrchestraPathé20132T65998
Pathe Dance OrchestraPathé20150
Johnny Long & His OrchestraSignature15196-A598
Frances AldaVictor64653
Fritz Kreisler (Violin)Victor64655
12/15/1916Edna BrownVictor18211-A18900
01/19/1917Joseph C Smith's OrchestraVictor18246-A19096
01/24/1917Columbia Saxophone SextetteColumbiaA220347312
02/07/1928Paul Whiteman & His OrchestraVictor2407841680
03/02/1928Red Nichols & His OrchestraBrunswick20062-AXE26772/3
06/18/1928George Mcmurphy & His OrchestraColumbia1498-DW146452
05/16/1932Isham Jones & His OrchestraBrunswick633811837
04/09/1936Benny Goodman SextetParlophoneR 275326719-A
12/13/1937Andy Kirk And His Clouds Of JoyDecca1663-A62873-A
11/04/1938Bobby Hackett & His OrchestraVocalion4499M918
10/02/1939Red Nichols & His OrchestraBluebirdB10522-B042772
04/10/1940Benny Goodman SextetColumbia35466WCO26719
04/10/1940Benny Goodman SextetColumbia36722WCO26719
04/13/1941Leo Reisman & His OrchestraVictor2743555481
04/13/1941Leo Reisman & His OrchestraVictor2762755481
10/09/1941Deanna DurbinDecca18297-BDLA2790
10/15/1946Benny Goodman & His OrchestraHarmony1061HCO2084
06/28/1950Erroll Garner TrioColumbia39145CO44027
06/28/1950Erroll Garner TrioColumbia39166CO44027
06/14/1953Arnett Cobb & His OrchestraMercury701019469
YearTitleMediumTypeUsage
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Poor Butterfly
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