When whippoorwills call and evening is nigh,
I hurry to my Blue Heaven.
A turn to the right, a little white light,
Will lead me to my Blue Heaven.
I'll see a smiling face, a fireplace, a cozy room,
A little nest that nestles where the roses bloom;
Just Molly and me, and baby makes three,
"My Blue Heaven" was introduced two years
earlier in vaudeville by George Whiting, but it was not until Eddie Cantor
interpolated it in the stage musical "Ziegfeld Follies of 1927" that
it attained popularity. Gene Austin's recording Victor sold over five million
copies and was the all-time best seller until Bing Crosby's "White Christmas"
fifteen years later. It was sung by Frances Langford in the motion picture
"Never a Dull Moment" in 1943; heard in the motion picture "Moon Over Las
Vegas" in 1944; sung as the title song in the motion picture "My Blue Heaven"
by Betty Grable and Dan Dailey in 1950; heard in the background in the Ruth
Etting Story "Love Me or Leave Me" in 1955; Bob Crosby sang it in the motion
picture "The Five Pennies" in 1959; and Fats Domino had a hit record for Imperial