AmapolaWords & Music by Al Gamse & Joseph Lacalle, 1924
Recorded by Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, 1941
Vocals by Bob Eberle & Helen O'Connell
(E7) A A9 A AM7 A Am - a - po - la, my pretty little pop - py, AM7 A6 alt F#m Cdim E7 You're like that lovely flower, so sweet and heavenly. E7 E7sus4 E7/9 E7 Since I found you, my heart is wrapped around you, B7 Bm7-5 Fdim A Edim E7 And loving you, it seems to beat a rhap-so-dy. (E7) A A9 A AM7 A Am - a - po - la, the pretty little pop - py, AM7 F#7 C#m7-5 Bm Cdim Must copy it's endearing charms from you. D Fdim F#m B7 Am - a - po - la, Am - a - po - la, First time: E7 A Edim E7 How I long to hear you say, "I love you." Last time: E7 A D9 A A6 How I long to hear you say, "I love you."In 1939, Dorsey's Orchestra was signed to play for a weekly 15-minute radio show sponsored by Raleigh Cigarettes. Tutti Camarata, one of Dorsey's arrangers, worked out the style of featuring both vocalists in a single song in order to get maximum impact from the orchestra's vocalists, Bob Eberle and Helen O'Connell. Camarata evolved a format which would give Eberle the first half of the song as a slow ballad, then change to an up-tempo swing version for O'Connell. The same style hit repeatedly — first on Amapola, then later on both Green Eyes and Brazil.