The song of the day for Tuesday, February 23, 2021, is “Poor Butterfly.”
About This Song
“Poor Butterfly” was written in 1916 by Raymond Hubbell and John Golden. The song 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
Tony Bennett recorded this version of “Poor Butterfly” for his 1960 album Alone Together. Frank DeVol wrote the arrangement and conducted the orchestra.
Listen to Poor Butterfly – 2011 Remaster on Spotify. Tony Bennett · Song · 1961.
“Poor Butterfly,” as well as Alone Together, is available from Apple Music.