My Buddy (Gus Kahn/ Walter Donaldson)
Life is a book that we study,
Some of its leaves bring a sigh,
There it was written, my buddy,
That we must part, you and I.
Nights are long since you went away,
I think about you all through the day,
My buddy, my buddy, nobody quite so true.
I miss your voice, the touch of your hand,
I long to know that you understand,
My buddy, my buddy, your buddy misses you
Buddies through all the gay days,
Buddies when something went wrong;
I wait alone through the gray days,
Missing your smile and your song.
It's a very old song that was written in 1922.Henry Burr sings it then: 1922.
And it was Donaldson's most personal. The poignant strains of the song were an expression of his grief at the death of his fiancee... (@ "America's Songs")
July 5 is death day of Harry James.
Born in Albany, Georgia, in 1916.
Was a musician who is best known as a trumpet playing band leader who led a big band from 1939 to 1946. He broke up his band for a short period in 1947 but shortly after he re-organized his band and was active again with his band from then until his death in 1983.
I wrote about Harry James in 2009 in my page.
Read the former one, if you'd like to more.
I've bee very busy this week. so I'll finish the page sooner.
Anyway, I keep watching the tennis in London on TV every evening and night.
Surely I am very happy for watching it!
Sinatra recorded just once:
08/17/1937 Arr: Andy Gibson
Harry James Orch.
"Harry James feat. Sinatra"
The Front was pictured with a beautiful ex-wife of Harry James,
* The Front was pictured with a beautiful ex-wife of Harry James, Betty Grable.
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