Thursday, 6 September 2012

I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles

The music was written by John Kellette. The lyrics are credited to "Jaan Kenbrovin", actually a collective pseudonym for the writers James Kendis, James Brockman and Nat Vincent. The number was debuted in the Broadway musical The Passing Show of 1918, and it was introduced by Helen Carrington. Read more on Wikipedia

Lowry refers to the song in his novel Ultramarine; " 'And then I went to the Colonial. I lived there for three weeks with a black cow....fighting drunk I was all the time and all the niggers playing "I'm forever blowing Bubbles on their bloody banjos-'"

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