Alice Blue Gown


In my sweet little Alice blue gown,
When I first wandered down into town,
I was both proud and shy,
As I felt every eye,
But in every shop window I'd primp, passing by.

Then in a manner of fashion I'd frown,
And the world seemed to smile all around.
Till it wilted I wore it;
I'll always adore it-
My sweet little Alice blue gown.

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Neil, United States

11 April 2013 at 7:24pm

Does anyone know who wrote this song, and when?

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Valerie Brookes, United Kingdom

16 March 2013 at 1:43pm

I am 85 and have been singing this beautiful song since i was very young and now i still sing it at senior citizens clubs with lots of other 1940's songs i just love making people happy and music has so many memories for us all.

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Connie, United States

12 November 2012 at 7:25pm

I'm 77. When I was 13, I attended my first dance. The Sea Scouts invited the Rainbow Girls. Mother bought me a blue summer cotton dress with white lace. I just now found it in the back of the closet. Dad always sang this song when I wore my blue dress. This afternoon I will take the lyrics and the dress to my 14-yr-old granddaughter. She will laugh!

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Jana, United States

26 July 2011 at 9:20pm

Our family sings it a bit different also. "Alice looks like a toothpick, hair just like a tack. Alice where are you going ? Upstairs to take a bath. Alice got in the bathtub pulled out the little plug, Oh my goodness oh my soul, there goes Alice down the hole!"

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John, United States

21 July 2011 at 1:55am

I've been humming this tune ever since seeing it in an old "Good Old Days" magazine, June 2009, several days ago.

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Ted, Canada

19 July 2011 at 6:45pm

About 1934 I, as a boy, sang this song in a competition. I still remember most of the words, but couldn't form the second line. Thanks for the help. It is a beautiful melody.

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Meg Seigenthaler, United States

23 December 2010 at 7:15pm

My grandmother's version was a little different. Alice, Where art thou going? Upstairs to take a bath? Her form was like a toothpick Her head was like a tack. Alice stepped in the bath tub And floated towards the hole... (screaming) Oh, my goodness, oh my soul There goes Alice down the hole!

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Beth, United States

4 December 2010 at 12:13am

My grandmother taught my sister and I this song when taking a bath. I was youngest and screamed the whole time but now it's a joke in the family. I sang it to my daughter who is now 34 years old. Our version is more like the alternate with some changes. Alice where art thou going? Upstairs to take a bath. Shape on just like a toothpick. Head on just like a tack. She stepped into the bathtub. Floated right down the hole. Lordie, massa, bless my soul, There goes Alice down the hole! Alice where art thou going.

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Snow, Botswana

24 October 2010 at 4:21pm

well when i was eghit i love singing it

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Edna, Illinois

22 August 2010 at 8:41pm

I am 79 years old, and I sang this song at my 8th grade graduation party. What memories!

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