Parodies, puns and assorted doodles inspired by favored tunes

Poor Butterfly

Music by Raymond Hubbell
Lyrics by John L. Golden

Poor Butterfly ‘neath the blossoms waiting;
Poor Butterfly, for she loved him so.
The moments pass into hours, the hours pass into years,
And as she smiles through her tears, she murmers low,
“The moon and I know that he’ll be faithful;
I’m sure he’ll come back, by and by.
But if he don’t come back, then I never sigh or cry–
I just must die.” Poor Butterfly.

(Based on Pucinni’s Madame Butterfly”)

Favorite Recordings

Benny Goodman
Paul Desmond
Sarah Vaughan