Song Lyric Sunday: Weather Forecast

The prompt for Song Lyric Sunday from Jim Adams is Breeze/Cloud/Sky/Wind. The song must contain one of these words in either the title or the lyrics.

This week I’m cooking up a love storm with Betty Hutton, a big-haired and big-voiced singer, dancer and actor best known for playing energetic sassy blondes. Bob Hope allegedly called her a vitamin pill with legs.

In this song, Out of an Orange Coloured Sky from 1950, she sings (thunders might be a better word) of the joy of love at first sight. But it ain’t no gentle breeze that knocks her for six, this is a hurricane-force wind. A bit like Betty’s singing style.

Are you ready for her to blow you away?

I was walking along, minding my business
When out of an orange-coloured sky
Flash! Bam! Alakazam!
Wonderful you came by

I was humming a tune, drinking in sunshine
When out of that orange-coloured view
Flash! Bam! Alakazam!
I got a look at you

One look and I yelled TIMBER
Watch out for flying glass
Then the ceiling fell in and the bottom fell out
I went into a spin and I started to shout,
I’ve been hit, this is it, this is it! I T it!

I was walking along minding my business
When love came and hit me in the eye
Flash! Bam! Alakazam!
Out of an orange-coloured sky.

One look and I yelled TIMBER
Watch out for flying glass
‘Cos the ceiling fell in and the bottom fell out
I went into a spin and I started to shout,
I’ve been hit, this is it, this is it! Argh!

I was walking along minding my business
When love came and hit me in the eye
Flash! Bam! Alakazam!
Wonderful you came by

Out of an orange coloured, purple spotted
Pretty green and polka dotted sky
Flash! Bam! Alakazam!
And goodbye

Songwriters: Milton Delugg & Willie Stein
© Amy Dee Music Corp., Schacht Music Inc

And here’s a word of warning as to what might happen when the first hot flush of love cools off…