Sisters

Irving Berlin, Brian d'Arcy James, Anastasia Barzee

About Sisters

"Sisters" is a popular song written by Irving Berlin in 1954, best known from the 1954 movie White Christmas.


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2006
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Sisters, sisters
There were never such devoted sisters,
Never had to have a chaperone, no sir,
I'm there to keep my eye on her
Caring, sharing
Every little thing that we are wearing
When a certain gentleman arrived from Rome
She wore the dress, and I stayed home
All kinds of weather, we stick together
The same in the rain and sun
Two different faces, but in tight places
We think and we act as one
Those who've seen us
Know that not a thing could come between us
Many men have tried to split us up, but no one can
Lord help the mister who comes between me and my sister
And lord help the sister, who comes between me and my man

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Irving Berlin

Irving Berlin (May 11, 1888 – September 22, 1989) was a Russian-born American composer and lyricist, widely considered one of the greatest songwriters in American history. He published his first song, "Marie from Sunny Italy", in 1907 and had his first major international hit, "Alexander's Ragtime Band" in 1911. more »

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Written by: Irving Berlin

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8 facts about this song

Song Creation and Origin
"Sisters" is a song that was written by the renowned songwriter Irving Berlin. - The song was originated for the 1954 Paramount musical film "White Christmas".
Performance History
"Sisters" was sung by Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen in the musical film. - However, for the recorded soundtrack, both parts were sung by Clooney due to contractual issues with Vera-Ellen's studio.
Song Composition
The song is well known for its catchy, playful tune that expresses the bond between two sisters. - The lyrics speak about the closeness and unwavering loyalty of sibling relationships.
Notable Covers
The song has been covered by numerous artists over the years, including the popular duo, The Carpenters in 1978. - Bette Midler and Linda Ronstadt also performed a beautiful rendition of "Sisters" on Midler's TV program, "Bette!"
Song Impact
"Sisters" has become an anthem for sisterly love and friendship, often played at family gatherings and other loving events. - The song has also gained popularity among drag performance for its campy appeal and glamourous outfits worn by the original performers.
Pop Culture Appearances
The song has made its mark on pop culture, with appearances in popular TV shows like "Family Guy" and "Gilmore Girls." - A parody version was performed by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler in the 2015 comedy film "Sisters."
Soundtrack Release
The original movie soundtrack for "White Christmas," including the song "Sisters," was released in conjunction with the film in 1954. - The soundtrack album has seen multiple reissues over the years, including its latest release on digital platforms.
Songwriters Recognition
The song has further cemented Irving Berlin's reputation as one of America's greatest songwriters. - Despite Berlin's vast catalogue of songs, "Sisters" remains among his most beloved works.

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