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Lyr Req: Johnny Fedora and Alice Blue Bonnet

Jennifer 28 Jul 98 - 10:25 PM
Jon W. 29 Jul 98 - 05:57 PM
Joe Offer 14 May 03 - 08:39 PM
denise:^) 15 May 03 - 04:08 PM
Fortunato 15 May 03 - 07:28 PM
Taconicus 31 Jan 11 - 12:36 AM
MGM·Lion 04 May 11 - 11:33 PM
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Subject: Jonny Fedora and Alice Bluebonnet
From: Jennifer
Date: 28 Jul 98 - 10:25 PM

Does anyone know the lyrics to the song "Jonny Fedora and Alice Bluebonnet"? It's about two hats that fall in love? It was an old Disney short cartoon and I think The Lennon Sisters sang it. I'd appreciate any help. Jennifer


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Subject: RE: Jonny Fedora and Alice Bluebonnet
From: Jon W.
Date: 29 Jul 98 - 05:57 PM

My kids have it on a CD by Michael Feinstein. I'll see if I can get it soon.


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Subject: Lyr Add: JOHNNY FEDORA AND ALICE BLUE BONNET
From: Joe Offer
Date: 14 May 03 - 08:39 PM

JOHNNY FEDORA AND ALICE BLUE BONNET
(Ray Gilbert & Allie Wrubel)

Johnny Fedora met Alice Blue Bonnet in the window of a department store
'Twas love at first sight, and they promised one night they'd be sweethearts forevermore
Johnny would serenade Alice, "Too-ra-lay, Too-ra-lie, too-ra-loo"
He sang of a beautiful palace, of a beautiful hatbox for two

But Johnny Fedora lost Alice Blue Bonnet To a patron of the department store
Her beauty was sought by the girl she was bought by For twenty-three ninety-four ($23.94)
Johnny, oh Johnny, your Alice Blue Bonnet will always be waiting for you
So don't give up hoping, and don't give up dreaming, For true love will come smiling through

Johnny Fedora was lonely and stranded in the window of the department store
When lo and behold, he was suddenly sold, and his heart became gay once more
Johnny sang out like a robin, "Too-ra-lay, Too-ra-lie, too-ra-loo"
To strangers he'd come up a-bobbin, "Oh, I thought you were someone I knew."

He looked for her uptown, and crosstown and downtown, from the Brooklyn Bridge to the Jersey Shore
It all seemed in vain 'til he heard the refrain of the song Alice sang of yore.
"Johnny, oh Johnny, your Alice Blue Bonnet will always be waiting for you
So don't give up hoping, and don't give up dreaming, And true love will come smiling through"

Johnny kept yearning, he kept on returning, to the window of the department store
His voice became hushed, he was literally crushed, and it started to rain and pour.
Each place he went, he kept calling, "Too-ra-lay, Too-ra-lie, too-ra-loo"
His spirits kept falling and falling, for his Alice was nowhere in view

But hey, nonny nonny, an iceman found Johnny, and he cut him to fit on his horse's ears
'Twas done without malice, for beside him was Alice, and they lived on for years and years.
Johnny, oh Johnny, your Alice Blue Bonnet will always be waiting for you
So don't give up hoping, and don't give up dreaming, For true love will come smiling through



Copyright MCA, Inc., ASCAP

Transcribed from the Michael Feinstein CD, Pure Imagination.
Performed by the Andrews Sisters in the 1946 Disney movie, "Make Mine Music"

The Andrews Sisters recording on the movie has an additional verse at the end:
    You Johnny Fedoras, you Alice Blue Bonnets, whenever you find yourself blue,
    You'll find it's June in December, if you'll just remember that true love will come smiling through.
    That true love will come smiling through.


I couldn't find a publication date.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Johnny Fedora and Alice Bluebonnet
From: denise:^)
Date: 15 May 03 - 04:08 PM

BTW, "Make Mine Music" is available (at least in VHS, which is the format I still use...) currently. I got it at a discount store not too long ago.
My kindergarten students clapped when Johnny and Alice got together at last!

Denise:^)


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Subject: RE: Johnny Fedora and Alice Bluebonnet
From: Fortunato
Date: 15 May 03 - 07:28 PM

Pretty cute. Disney hadn't disappeared up its own colon in 1946.


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Subject: RE: Johnny Fedora and Alice Bluebonnet
From: Taconicus
Date: 31 Jan 11 - 12:36 AM

"Johnnie Fedora and Alice Bluebonnet" from Make Mine Music
Release Date August 15, 1946
A bar fight scene originally cut is restored in the DVD release of 6/6/2000.
(The Encyclopedia of Disney Animated Shorts)


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Subject: RE: Johnny Fedora and Alice Bluebonnet
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 04 May 11 - 11:33 PM

To correct erroneous speculation in OP : it was The Andrews Sisters who sang it (see Taconius' clickie in entry above).

~Michael~


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Subject: RE: Johnny Fedora and Alice Bluebonnet
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 04 May 11 - 11:45 PM

···I couldn't find a publication date.
-Joe Offer- 14 May 03 ···

Wiki entries on Wrubel & Gilbert [who also wrote Zippadi-doodah for Disney's Song Of The South a year later, which won Best Song Oscar] would suggest that the song might well have been written by them specifically for Make Mine Music 1946.

~Michael~


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Subject: RE: Johnny Fedora and Alice Bluebonnet
From: Cool Beans
Date: 05 May 11 - 12:27 PM

You can watch the whole thing on YouTube. I'm amazed the Disney copyright police haven't banned it. You think they don't know about YouTube?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3lAztMhIWI


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