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Jimmy Durante - Blue Bird Of Happiness - Studio Version

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James Francis "Jimmy" Durante (February 10, 1893 -- January 29, 1980) was an American singer, pianist, comedian and actor. His distinctive clipped gravelly speech, comic language butchery, jazz-influenced songs, and large nose helped make him one of America's most familiar and popular personalities of the 1920s through the 1970s. His jokes about his nose included referring to it as a "Schnozzola", and the word became his nickname. The mythology of the bluebird of happiness has deep roots that go back thousands of years. Indigenous cultures across the globe hold similar myths and beliefs about the bluebird. It is a widely accepted symbol of cheerfulness, happiness, prosperity, hearth and home, good health, new births, the renewal of springtime, etc. Virtually any positive sentiments may be attached to the bluebird. In magical symbolism, bluebirds are used to represent confidence in the positive aspect and egotism in the negative. A dead bluebird is a symbol of disillusionment, of the loss of innocence, and of transformation from the younger and naive to the older and wiser. Many Native American tribes considered the bluebird sacred. According to the Cochiti tribe, the firstborn son of Sun was named Bluebird. In the tale "The Sun's Children" from Tales of the Cochiti Indians (1932) by Ruth Benedict: "She nursed him until the Sun father came back. Sun returned to the girl, and the girl offered the child to him, saying, 'Here is your baby. It is a little boy.' They named him Bluebird (Culutiwa)." A popular song titled "Bluebird of Happiness" was written by Sandor Harmati and Edward Heyman in 1934. It was recorded twice by Jan Peerce, becoming his "signature tune". It was also recorded by Art Mooney and His Orchestra, and others. The bluebird of happiness is also mentioned in the film K-Pax, as all the patients in the ward await the arrival of the blue bird. The bluebird is mentioned at the end of the 1968 Beatles movie, Yellow Submarine with the Blue Meanie leader saying, "You know I've never admitted it before, but my cousin is the bluebird of happiness". The Navajo hold the Mountain Bluebird to be a great spirit in animal form and associate it with the rising sun. The Bluebird Song is sung to remind tribe members to wake at dawn and rise to greet the sun: Bluebird said to me, "Get up, my grandchild. It is dawn," it said to me.