Back In Your Own Backyard

Words and Music by Al Jolson / Billy Rose / D. Dreyer

The bird with feathers of blue
Is waiting for you
Back in your own backyard
You’ll see your castles in Spain
Through your window pane
Back in your own backyard
Oh you can go to the East
Go to the West
But someday you’ll come
Weary at heart
Back where you started from
You’ll find your happiness lies
Right under your eyes
Back in your own backyard
The bird with feathers of blue
Is waiting for you
Back in your own backyard
You’ll see your castles in Spain
Through your window pane
Back in your own backyard
Oh you can go to the East
Go to the West
But someday you’ll come
Weary at heart
Back where you started from
You’ll find your happiness lies
Right under your eyes
Back in your own backyard

Recorded by Ruth Etting on January 3, 1928 in New York City for Columbia Records.
Originally issued on Columbia 1288 D (Matrix W145465)
Charted in the Top 100 on Billboard for 1928

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One Response to Back In Your Own Backyard

  1. Jimmy Green says:

    WOW! So many great lyrics, so little time!

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