Amapola (Pretty Little Poppy)
Words:Albert Gamse
Music:Joseph M. Lacalle
Performed By:  The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra (1941), Bob Eberle (1941), Helen O'Connell (1941)
Copyright:Unknown
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A6
A6alt
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A9
Amaj7
B7
Bm
Bm7-5
C#m7-5
Unknown
Cdim
D
D9
E7
E7/9
Unknown
E7sus4
Edim
F#7
F#m
Fdim
Words & Music by Al Gamse & Joseph Lacalle, 1924
Recorded by Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, 1941
Vocals by Bob Eberle & Helen O'Connell



(E7)     A    A9      A            Amaj7 A
Am - a - po - la, my pretty little pop - py,

       Amaj7            A6 alt      F#m Cdim  E7
You're like that lovely flower, so sweet and heavenly.

         E7  E7sus4                     E7/9   E7
Since I found you, my heart is wrapped around you,

      B7           Bm7-5   Fdim    A      Edim    E7
And loving you, it seems to beat a rhap-so-dy.




(E7)     A    A9       A            Amaj7 A
Am - a - po - la, the pretty little pop - py,

     Amaj7        F#7    C#m7-5      Bm   Cdim
Must copy it's endearing charms from you.

        D        Fdim            F#m      B7
Am - a - po - la,       Am - a - po - la,



First time:

      E7                        A  Edim     E7
How I long to hear you say, "I love you."



Last time:

     E7                         A   D9     A     A6
How I long to hear you say, "I love you." 




In 1939, Dorsey's Orchestra was signed to play for a weekly 15-minute 
radio show sponsored by Raleigh Cigarettes. Tutti Camarata, one of 
Dorsey's arrangers, worked out the style of featuring both vocalists in a 
single song in order to get maximum impact from the orchestra's vocalists, 
Bob Eberle and Helen O'Connell. Camarata evolved a format which would give 
Eberle the first half of the song as a slow ballad, then change to an 
up-tempo swing version for O'Connell. The same style hit repeatedly ? 
first on Amapola, then later on both Green Eyes and Brazil.
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