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Data performing "Blue Skies"

"Blue Skies" was a 20th century Earth song originally written by Irving Berlin.

In 2379, Lieutenant Commander Data sang "Blue Skies" at the wedding reception of Deanna and William T. Riker, dedicating it to the happy couple. The performance was enjoyed by all, except Worf, who was not a fan of Irving Berlin. Following the destruction of Data, his "brother" B-4, who had received all of Data's memories and files, inadvertently began to hum excerpts from "Blue Skies". (Star Trek Nemesis)

As part of the "Totally Naked" season one blooper reel from Star Trek: The Next Generation, several of the song's lyrics appear in the end credits.
The Star Trek Encyclopedia (4th ed., vol. 1, p. 89) describes this song from 1926 as a ...telling of the beauty of the terrestial environment as experienced through the euphoria of romantic love.

Lyrics Edit

Never saw the sun, shining so bright,
Never saw things, going so right...
Noticing the days, hurrying by,
When you're in love, my how they fly, oh...

...Blue skies...
Smiling at me... nothing but
Blue skies...
Do I see...

– Excerpted from "Blue Skies"
Excerpts from the song are published under "fair use" rules.

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