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 was written for and appeared in the Bob Hope and Jane Russell film, The Paleface, and won the Academy Award for Best Original Song.[1] It was originally written with an Indian theme, but was changed when the director said that would not work in the movie.[3] 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. In 2004 it finished #87 in AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs survey of the top tunes in American cinema.

The most popular version of the song was recorded by Dinah Shore in 1947 and reached the charts the following year.[3] 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 Gilliland, John (1994). Pop Chronicles the 40s: The Lively Story of Pop Music in the 40s (audiobook). ISBN 978-1-55935-147-8. OCLC 31611854.  Tape 4, side B.
  4. ^ a b c d e Whitburn, Joel (1973). Top Pop Records 1940-1955. Record Research. 
  5. ^ http://s159.photobucket.com/albums/t138/macaenese5354/Vinyl%20Album/?action=view&current=--50.jpg

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