JOHNNIE FEDORA AND ALICE BLUEBONNET

Música: Allie Wrubel
Letra: Ray Gilbert



Johnnie Fedora met Alice Bluebonnet
In the window of a department store
'Twas l ove at first sight
And they promised one night
They'd be sweethearts forever more

Johnnie would serenade Alice
"Too-ra-lay, Too-ra-liei, Too-ra-loo"
He sang of a beautiful palace
Of a beautiful hatbox for two

But Johnnie Fedora lost Alice Bluebonnet
To a patron of the department store
Her beauty was sought by
The girl she was bought by for 23.94

"Johnnie, oh, Johnnie
Your Alice Bluebonnet
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"

Johnnie 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

Johnnie sang out like a robin,
"Too-ra-lay, Too-ra-liei, 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 till he heard the refrain
Of the song Alice sang of your

"Johnnie, oh, Johnnie
Your Alice Bluebonnet
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"

Johnnie 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-liei, Too-ra-loo, La-la-la"
His spirits kept falling and falling
For his Alice was nowhere in view

But, hey, nonnie-nonnie
An iceman found Johnnie
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

You Johnnie Fedoras and Alice Bluebonnets
Whenever you find yourself blue
You'll find its June in December
If you just remember
That true love will come smiling through

That true love will come smiling through