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Lyr Req: The Little Blue Man (Betty Johnson)

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Faded Denim 28 Jun 98 - 06:05 PM
Nathan Sarvis (nsarvis@iglobal.net) 29 Jun 98 - 08:21 AM
Alan of Australia 29 Jun 98 - 09:50 AM
Allan C. 29 Jun 98 - 10:09 AM
Dale Rose 29 Jun 98 - 08:38 PM
Faded Denim 06 Jul 98 - 09:41 PM
GUEST,yllwrz2 03 Nov 03 - 03:37 PM
Bonnie Shaljean 03 Nov 03 - 05:09 PM
Sorcha 04 Nov 03 - 12:31 AM
GUEST 04 Nov 03 - 12:12 PM
Joan from Wigan 04 Nov 03 - 12:31 PM
Chief Chaos 04 Nov 03 - 01:16 PM
sed 05 Nov 03 - 01:08 PM
GUEST,Val 21 Jul 09 - 09:52 PM
Amos 21 Jul 09 - 09:58 PM
GUEST,ron. 04 Mar 10 - 06:40 AM
GUEST,Ron australia 04 Mar 10 - 06:43 AM
Jim Dixon 05 Mar 10 - 09:39 AM
Mr Happy 05 Mar 10 - 10:00 AM
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Subject: The Little Blue Man - Lyrics? - Music?
From: Faded Denim
Date: 28 Jun 98 - 06:05 PM

I heard this performed years ago at the McDonald Folk festival in Ottawa. A cute song, probably popular with children and their teachers. I think it may have been sung by Doris Day. Any help with words and music would be much appreciated as it doesn't seem to be on the database. Thanks, Reid


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE LITTLE BLUE MAN
From: Nathan Sarvis (nsarvis@iglobal.net)
Date: 29 Jun 98 - 08:21 AM

One morning when I was out shopping
Though you'll find it hard to believe
A little blue man came out of the crowd
And timidly tugged at my sleeve.

Chorus:
"I wuv you, I wuv you," Said the little blue man,
"I wuv you, I wuv you to bits!"
"I wuv you! I wuv you" Said the little blue man
And scared me right out of my wits.

I hurried back to my apartment
I rushed in and I closed the door.
But there on the desk Stood the little blue man
Who started to tell me once more
.
Repeat Chorus:

For weeks after that I was haunted
Though no one could see him but me
Right by my side was the little blue man
Wherever I happened to be.

Repeat Chorus:

One evening in wild desperation
I rushed to a roof top in town
And over the side, pushed the little blue man
Who sang to me all the way down.

Repeat Chorus:

I whispered, "Thank goodness that's over!"
I smiled as I hurried outside.
But there on the street stood the little blue man
Who said with a tear in his eye.

[Spoken] "I DON'T WUV YOU ANY MORE."


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Subject: RE: The Little Blue Man - Lyrics? - Music?
From: Alan of Australia
Date: 29 Jun 98 - 09:50 AM

G'day,
I seem to remember the third line of the chorus like this:-
"I wuv you!", He loved me, said the little blue man

Cheers,
Alan


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Subject: RE: The Little Blue Man - Lyrics? - Music?
From: Allan C.
Date: 29 Jun 98 - 10:09 AM

The original recording was, I believe, by Doris Day sometime in the late 50's or early 60's. It was sort of a follow-up to "Doggie in the Window". I don't remember it being associated with any of her movies, though.


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Subject: RE: The Little Blue Man - Lyrics? - Music?
From: Dale Rose
Date: 29 Jun 98 - 08:38 PM

I think the original was by Betty Johnson of the Johnson Family Singers. As I remember it, there were a lot of people who felt she should not be doing a secular song, much like those who disagreed with some of Amy Grant's later choices of material.


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Subject: RE: The Little Blue Man - Lyrics? - Music?
From: Faded Denim
Date: 06 Jul 98 - 09:41 PM

Thanks for the lyrics Nathan and also the additional info-facts et al. I can remember the tune of the chorus but not so sure of the verses. Anyone know where I might get a recording?

Click here for additional information on this song.


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Subject: RE: The Little Blue Man - Lyrics? - Music?
From: GUEST,yllwrz2
Date: 03 Nov 03 - 03:37 PM

I have searched my whole life for the lyrics to this song and thanks to you I have found them. When I was three I had a old fisherman's girlfriend as a babysitter and her angelic voice would persuade me to drift off everytime. She was taken away from my family when I was young but this song started my interest in music. Thanks to you she will always be with me and passed on to my children. ~ MDK


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Subject: RE: The Little Blue Man - Lyrics? - Music?
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 03 Nov 03 - 05:09 PM

In addition to Faded Denim's link, there's another thread on this song but the originator got the colour wrong, so it's called "Help: Little green man in my head". Click HERE


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Subject: RE: The Little Blue Man - Lyrics? - Music?
From: Sorcha
Date: 04 Nov 03 - 12:31 AM

My daughter used to have a tape of this song. If she still has it, I can get a copy of the song on tape to someone.......MMario is very busy, so WHO?


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Subject: RE: The Little Blue Man - Lyrics? - Music?
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Nov 03 - 12:12 PM

I downloaded it from Kaazza ages ago.


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Subject: RE: The Little Blue Man - Lyrics? - Music?
From: Joan from Wigan
Date: 04 Nov 03 - 12:31 PM

Any chance of the tune? The song made a great impression on me in my younger days - I seem to remember it being sung by Petula Clarke, although I could be mistaken. There was a film/video with the song with a cute animated "little blue man" (although the tv was black & white). For the life of me, I cannot remember the tune, and would be very grateful if anyone can provide an ABC notation of it.

Joan


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Subject: RE: The Little Blue Man - Lyrics? - Music?
From: Chief Chaos
Date: 04 Nov 03 - 01:16 PM

You can find the song on the Dr. Demento 20th Anniversary collection. It's not my personal taste so I usually jump it. The last time I let it play through I was taking someone to correctional custody. Three hours of songs like "Little Blue Man" and he was ready to go peacefully, as long as we didn't play the CD again!


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Subject: RE: The Little Blue Man - Lyrics? - Music?
From: sed
Date: 05 Nov 03 - 01:08 PM

Carole Stober and her family recorded it on their "Rebekah" album. Rebekah was very young when she sang it and is all grown up now. They are still based in Talladega, AL, I think.


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Subject: RE: Sheet music for The Little Blue Man
From: GUEST,Val
Date: 21 Jul 09 - 09:52 PM

I would appreciate it if someone knows where to get the sheet music for "The Little Blue Man" I only remember the chorus


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Little Blue Man
From: Amos
Date: 21 Jul 09 - 09:58 PM

Val:

The lyrics are upthread. It is a simple, three-chord tune as I recall.

A


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Little Blue Man
From: GUEST,ron.
Date: 04 Mar 10 - 06:40 AM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Little Blue Man
From: GUEST,Ron australia
Date: 04 Mar 10 - 06:43 AM

I remember the song very well, and I feel sure it was the Doris Day recording that I used to hear.   
one variation though in the version I used to hear was that when she pushed the LBM over the side in the fourth verse, it didnt go through the whole chorus.
instead the LBM would simply sing out   I wuuuuuuuuuuuuuuv you. as he fell.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Little Blue Man
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 05 Mar 10 - 09:39 AM

Allmusic.com says THE LITTLE BLUE MAN was written by Fred Ebb and Paul Klein. Betty Johnson had a hit with it in 1958. I don't see any evidence that Doris Day recorded it, but Betty Johnson's voice does sound a bit like Doris Day's.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Little Blue Man
From: Mr Happy
Date: 05 Mar 10 - 10:00 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAbU6-Yuuy0


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Little Blue Man
From: Cool Beans
Date: 05 Mar 10 - 11:15 AM

Fred Ebb, of course, went on to further songwriting success with John Kander: "Cabaret," "Chicago" and other noted musicals. According to one source on the Internet (unverified) Fred Ebb himself provided the voice of the Little Blue Man on the Betty Johnson recording, which peaked at #17 on the billboard charts in 1957.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Little Blue Man
From: Arkie
Date: 06 Mar 10 - 02:07 PM

This is from Dave Nathan's review of Betty Johnson's 2000 issue of Betty's Hits, Vol. 1. Copied from emusic which has several recordings by Ms Johnson.

"After a 33-year hiatus, song stylist Betty Johnson continues to celebrate her return with this album compiling her most popular recordings of the 1950s. It was during that period that she became popular not only through her recordings, but also as a regular on the high-profile Don McNeil's Breakfast Club radio program broadcasted daily out of Chicago and the original version of The Tonight Show. Featuring her clear, sparkling voice, this collection highlights Johnson's amazing versatility as she takes on a wide variety of styles. There's Eddy Arnold's enduring "I'll Hold You in My Heart," which was recorded by everyone from the composer to Eddie Fisher. Sounding like Doris Day when Doris was wearing her "sweet young thing from next door" persona, Johnson is appropriately coy on such songs as "I Dreamed" and "Beginner's Luck." Her "Little White Lies" recalls the throaty sobbing of another popular singer from the period, Johnny Ray. "I'll Wait" is done in R&B style and sounds like "The Great Pretender." Johnson and her producers used (quite effectively) all the musical accoutrements indulged in by pop stars of those days. They're all here: numerous background singers, the Mitch Miller-like sparkling strings, the "champagne music" arrangements of Lawrence Welk, the wah-wah brass of Russ Morgan (on "Does Your Heart Beat for Me?"), and the whimsical lyrics as sung to kids at bedtime (on one of her biggest hits, "Little Blue Man" recorded for Atlantic). This album drips with nostalgia and shows the development of a singer who had just left one of the most popular religious singing groups in the country (the Johnson Family Singers) to strike out on her own. While she later turned to classic standards as steady fare, she never completely discarded country, folk, and 1950s pop material, some of which stayed in her repertoire even when working at such sophisticated venues as the Copacabana, Coconut Grove, and Blue Angel. For 1950s buffs (including those who might want to be) and Betty Johnson fans, this album is recommended."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Little Blue Man (Betty Johnson)
From: GUEST,Christie McAbee
Date: 12 May 10 - 10:18 PM

I would go to the bluegrass festival in armuchee ga just to play with rebekah i would love to find her we were great friends if anyone knows her tell her to call me 770-363-4191


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Little Blue Man (Betty Johnson)
From: beeliner
Date: 12 May 10 - 11:12 PM

I met Betty once, she visited the record department of the Block & Kuhl department store in Peoria, Illinois, where I worked after school and on Saturdays.

She was plugging her latest record, which MIGHT have been the LBM, I'm not sure. I remember that she was with Charlie Grean, who had written her biggest hit, "I Dreamed", and whom she introduced as her fiance. They later married and, I believe, still later divorced.

Yes, she did sound a little, maybe even a lot, like Doris Day.


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