1950s EASY-POP Songs and Singers...on the verge of Rock 'n Roll
Sweet Violets recorded by Dinah Shore introduced July 7, 1951
Original folk song written in 1882 by Joseph Emmet Arranged by Charles Grean & Cy Coben
Orchestra conducted by Henri Rene
Following her 1948 smash Buttons & Bows, Dinah Shore hit #3 with a lilting version of the folk song Sweet Violets in 1951. The humorously surprising lyrics were cleaned-up a bit for Dinah Shore’s recording. She had an earlier hit in 1951 with her starry-eyed Tony Martin duet, A Penny a Kiss.
Quintessential Fifties lyric:
"sweeter than the roses, covered all over from head to toe— with sweet violets"