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.

The song was composed in 1926 as a last-minute addition to the Rodgers and Hart musical "Betsy". Although the show ran for 39 performances only, "Blue Skies" was an instant success, with audiences on opening night demanding 24 encores of the piece from star Belle Baker. During the final repetition, Ms. Baker forgot her lyrics, prompting Berlin to sing them from his seat in the front row!

Blue Skies

by Irving Berlin (1926)