The song of the day for Tuesday, March 18, 2013 is “Poor Butterfly.”
About This Song
“Poor Butterfly” was inspired by Giacomo Puccini’s opera, Madame Butterfly; the verse references the Puccini melody briefly.The song was written by Raymond Hubbell and John Golden for the 1916 Broadway show The Big Show, where it was introduced by Sophie Bernard.
About This Version
Today’s version of “Poor Butterfly” is the second time he recorded the song: in 1995 for the album Here’s To The Ladies, acknowledging Sarah Vaughan’s performance of this song in 1958. The arrangement is by Jorge Calandrelli. Bennett also recorded this song in 1960 for Alone Together.
You can hear Sarah Vaughan singing this song on YouTube.
“Poor Butterfly,” as well as the album Here’s To The Ladies, is available from iTunes.