The Art of Songwriting #1


Pretty Baby (from The Passing Show of 1916)
Music: Tony Jackson & Egbert Van Alstyne
Lyrics: Gus Kahn
(1916)

2 comments:

swac said...

Ooh, we're doing sheet music?

I've got some dillies...but they're not all necessarily good songs, just interesting bits of artwork (or shameful, in the case of some minstrel show pieces, which I will refrain from posting). So...what's the criteria, Tom?

VP81955 said...

Great song; my favorite version of it is by Doris Day in 1947, a splendid ballad that has been described as being "simultaneously maternal and sexy."