Monday 21 April 2014
Tune of the Day: My Melancholy Baby
by Ernie Burnett, transcribed fro flute and piano
This popular song, published in 1912, was first sung publicly by William Frawley. Ernie Burnett, who composed the music, was wounded fighting in the First World War, and he lost his memory together with his identity dog-tags. While recuperating in hospital, a pianist entertained the patients with popular tunes including “Melancholy Baby”. Burnett rose from his sickbed and exclaimed: "That's my song!". He had regained his memory.
Thanks to Steve for suggesting this piece!