The song of the day for Thursday, May 1, 2014 is “Poor Butterfly.”
About This Song
“Poor Butterfly” was written in 1916 by Raymond Hubbell and John Golden. It was inspired by Giacomo Puccini’s opera, Madame Butterfly; the verse references the Puccini melody briefly.The song was written for a 1916 Broadway show called The Big Show, where it was introduced by Sophie Bernard.
About This Version
I was reminded by my fellow Tony Bennett fan Nick about what a beautiful song this is and I’m happy to showcase it as a song of the day. Tony Bennett recorded this song in 1960 for the album Alone Together, conducted and arranged by Frank DeVol. It’s a beautiful song and I hope you enjoy it today.
“Poor Butterfly,” as well as the album Alone Together, is available from iTunes.