on the sunny side of the street

Song of the Day: on the sunny side of the street, 1930, Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields, #166. 

There are rumors that Fats Waller wrote this song. Fats was known to sell songs for $100 when he was short on cash. I think Jimmy McHugh might have been his main beneficiary. In some biography, Fats' son said that whenever Fats heard this song he would get an odd scowl on his face.

I don't think this is going into a set list. Even w an instrumental verse intro & repeating the bridge & last verse w an outro, it is only coming in at 1:45. Too short.

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