Alice Blue Gown

Words & Music by Joseph McCarthy & Harry Tierney, 1919
Recorded by Barbra Streisand, 1967
Originally from the 1920 musical "Irene"


A  E7   A         D9  E7       Cdim  A
In my sweet lit - tle A - lice blue gown, 

C#7     B7             D9 Bm7-5 Cdim  B7
When I first wandered down  in - to  town, 

       E        Cm7-5 E7        A      C#m7-5  F#7
I was both proud and shy, as I felt e' - ry    eye, 

        B7       Cdim        E     Cm7-5    E7
And in every shop window I primped passing by. 

  A  E7  A         D9    E7   Cdim  A
Then in manner of fash - ion,  I'd frown, 

         C#7           Fdim(III)         F#m   E7-9   A7
And the world seemed to  smile  all a - round. 

         D       Cdim  G#7       A     C#m7-5  F#m7
'Til it wilted, I wore  it, I'll always   a -  dore it, 

     D9        Bm7-5 E7  D9  Fdim  A
My sweet lit - tle A - lice blue gown! 

Bridge Verse:

E7 A          D9         Cdim   E7   A
I once had a gown, it was al - most new;

         Bm        F#m           B7          E
Oh, the daintiest thing, it was sweet Alice Blue,

      A        F#m           D9        Fdim  A
With little forget-me-nots placed here and there;

     B7      Cdim    E       Cm7-5 E
When I had it on, I walked on the air;

        A           C#7          F#m          A7
And it wore, and it wore, and it wore, and it wore
       Cdim         B7   Bm7-5   E   Cm7-5    E7

Til it went and it wasn't no   more.

Repeat Second half of Refrain:

*Patterned after an arrangement found on

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