– Frank Sinatra – Blue Skies Piano Sheet Music
“Blue Skies”, also known as “I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm”, is a popular song. The music was written by Irving Berlin in 1926, and the lyrics added by 1929. The first hit version was an instrumental by Frank Simon (with vocal refrain) recorded in 1938 for the Musicraft label. In 1939, a version by Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians reached number one on the Billboard charts. This version was recorded as an instrumental for Brunswick Records by Frank Sinatra with The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and it spent 10 weeks at number 1. Frank Sinatra re-recorded this song three times: first in 1947 for Columbia Records, then in 1962 for Frank Sinatra’s Greatest Hits (Reprise), and lastly with Quincy Jones in 1988.
“Blue Skies” is considered a Tin Pan Alley standard and is one of the most recorded songs of the 20th century, with over 800 versions known. Countless versions have been performed by many diverse artists from a wide variety of musical genres. Frank Sinatra’s version remains the best-known recording, having spent 10 weeks at number one on the Billboard charts in 1939.In 2004, Frank Sinatra’s rendition was declared #7 on BMI’s Top 100 Songs of the Century.
“Blue Skies”, with music written by Irving Berlin and lyrics added by 1929, is one of Berlin’s many songs concerning the joys and tribulations of love. He composed it for an aborted “Music Box Revue” in 1926, but it was not published until December 1928 when it appeared as a supplement to the song revue As Thousands Cheer.