REMEMBERING I FORGOT DAY

I can’t truthfully say that I forgot July 2nd is I FORGOT DAY, because I didn’t know of such a day in the first place. But this morning, I didn’t forget to look up upcoming days to take up for a future post….and finding that today is just such a day. You now know what day, I FORGOT DAY.

And what better way to remember this day than with a few unforgettable songs (at least, I find them so, because I recall all but the oldest of these oldies). Let’s start with the little remembered YOU FORGOT YOUR GLOVES from “The Third Little Show” (1931). The delightfully sophisticated lyrics are by songwriter, playwright, actor and producer Edward Eliscu, who is likewise all but forgotten today:

Next we fast forward six years to this Jerome Kern-Oscar Hammerstein III song from “High, Wide and Handsome” (1937):

For a change of pace, I close with a 1920s song so obscure that even I don’t remember it: WHY HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN WAIKIKI….but at least I have a good excuse: I’ve never been there.