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Blue Skirt Waltz

Blue Skirt Waltz

One of the 10 songs on the Polka Humor CD Album by: Jon Krahmer, CD

Blue Skirt Waltz

The origin of the Blue Skirt Waltz

[Blue Skirt Waltz] came to the attention of Frankie Yankovic while he was reviewing a catalog of Bohemian music sent to him by John Mills of Mills Publishing Company. In it, the only tune that Frankie found appealing was [Cervenou Sukynku], or, loosely translated, [Red Skirt Waltz]. Furthermore, the song needed lyrics. At that point, Yankovic and Mills turned to one of America's finest lyricists, Mitchell Parish of [Stardust] and [Sleighride] fame, who changed [red] to [blue] and created the story of the skirt with the more familiar hue. Frankie recorded Blue Skirt Waltz on the Columbia label and it went gold.

The Happy Music USA man

After Frankie's two big hits, [Just Because] and [Blue Skirt Waltz], he was crowned [America's Polka King] in September, 1948, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in a competition put on by recording companies.

Frankie Yankovic was truly the Polka King.

The words to Blue Skirt Waltz

I wandered alone one night,
till I heard and orchestra play
I met you where lights were bright,
and people were care-free and gay
You were the beautiful lady in blue,
I was in heaven just waltzing with you
You thrilled me with strange delight,
then softly you stole away

Chorus:
I dream of that night with you,
Lady when first we met
We danced in a world of blue,
How can my heart forget
Blue were the skies,
and blue were your eyes,
just like the blue skirt you wore
Come back blue lady, come back,
Don't be blue any more

You left and you went away,
Knowing that I love you,
Why would you not with me stay,
My dear lady in blue?
Sad is this day 'cause you're far away
Wearing that blue skirt you wore.
Come back blue lady, come back,
Don't be blue any more.

Chorus:
I dream of that night with you,
Lady when first we met
We danced in a world of blue,
How can my heart forget
Blue were the skies,
and blue were your eyes,
just like the blue skirt you wore
Come back blue lady, come back,
Don't be blue any more

Jon Krahmer performing

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