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Blue Skies

Posted by Lew H, written by Irving Berlin


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- Play count: 1358

Size: 2,491kb, uploaded 5/19/2015 8:41:34 AM
Genre: Jazz / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Originally in a 1926 Rodgers and Hart musical, Betsy, and recorded by 50 or more singers and bands afterwards.

7 comments on “Blue Skies”

Don Lewers Says:
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 @8:45:15 PM

Really pretty pickin' there Lew, right in the groove!. Don.

Lew H Says:
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 @10:20:57 PM

Don, Thanks! Coming from a person who knows this genre of music and plays it well, your comment means a lot to me.

earlsway Says:
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 @7:58:54 AM

Another great job, I'd love to have those chords also.....

Lew H Says:
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 @8:21:40 AM

JOhn, Thanks for your interest. There's a lot of good tunes from the 1920s. I found the chords by googling "chords and lyrics for Blue Skies." I've known the song for years, but couldn't figure out the chords, but Key of G, but mostly in Em, with Em7, A7, B, etc. Em7 is an awful sounding chord out of context for it has an E and an E flat in it. It's just a transitional chord in the song, and in playing the melody I just hit the Eflat note, rather than doing the whole chord I'll see if I can attach an Sword file to a personal email to you.

cval96 Says:
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 @11:28:58 AM

Ran across this while listening to the jukebox, fell in love with it right away. Pretty little tune

Jack Baker Says:
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 @12:58:00 PM

Excellent! Jack

Lew H Says:
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 @1:27:36 PM

Jack, Thanks! I might post a new video of this shortly--with a local bluesman singing while I do the banjo part. Blue Skies makes a neat, but easy banjo tune.

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