When I began this feature I thought it would be great to share a song about Margeâ€™s Little Lulu (or John Stanleyâ€™s Little Lulu, for us comic book readers).
So I started searching endlessly for a Lulu tune. (We go to a lot of trouble to bring you these songs every Tuesday!)
Several songs with Lulu in the title turned up. But â€œLuluâ€™s Back in Townâ€ predates the Saturday Evening Post gag panel and isnâ€™t about our Lulu.
â€œDonâ€™t Bring Luluâ€ isnâ€™t about Little Lulu either, although the lyrics might make you think so.
And I donâ€™t think â€œShout Little Luluâ€ is about our Little Lulu. Some other Little Lulu, probably.
An excellent article in the most recent issue of Hoganâ€™s Alley (a magazine you should start reading immediately after you finish reading this) reveals that a song entitled â€œWaltz for Little Luluâ€ was written by Julia Smith in 1937 but I havenâ€™t found a recording of it yet. Heck, Iâ€™d settle for the sheet music!
But hereâ€™s a song that IS about Little Lulu, although her name was changed slightly, perhaps to be more musical. Iâ€™m sure youâ€™ve heard it before but it takes its rightful place here on Comics Tunes Tuesdays because it is a bona fide song about a comic book character.
And finally, a song that IS about Little Lulu but it doesnâ€™t mention her name. Youâ€™ll recognize the melody, though. Itâ€™s the theme from the animated cartoons, all jazzed up by Bill Evans. Little Lulu we love you-lu just the same!
— C. Yoe (in the funny papers)