Buttons and Bows

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"Buttons and Bows" is a popular song. The music was written by Jay Livingston with lyrics by Ray Evans.[1][2] The song was published in 1947. The song appeared in the Bob Hope and Jane Russell film, The Paleface, and won the Academy Award for Best Original Song.[1] It was a vocal selection on many radio programs in late 1948. It was reprised in the sequel, "Son of Paleface" by Roy Rogers, Jane Russell and Bob Hope.

The most popular version of the song was recorded by Dinah Shore in 1947 and reached the charts the following year. Charting versions of the song were also recorded by The Dinning Sisters, Betty Rhodes, Evelyn Knight, and Betty Garrett the same year. In addition, the song was recorded by Gene Autry and by Geraldo and his orchestra (with vocalist Doreen Lundy).

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  1. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 134. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ http://www.bestcleanfunnyjokes.info/index.php/site/comments/buttons-and-bows-bob-hope-song-lyrics/
  3. ^ a b c d e Whitburn, Joel (1973). Top Pop Records 1940-1955. Record Research. 
  4. ^ http://s159.photobucket.com/albums/t138/macaenese5354/Vinyl%20Album/?action=view&current=--50.jpg

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