original lyrics, which only we old farts understand anymore. She's my go-to girl for Porter.
I'm fond myself of internal rhymes, and Porter.
Decades ago I was at a pop music radio station with a DJ friend and I noticed a Julie London album with some crayon marks on it. He said those were tracks covered with grease pencil so they couldn't be played on air- about half of them. Miss London had a way with some songs, even w/o the album art. I still recall the thrill of it all ... sorry, I still recall that one was "Love for Sale".
Well, of course in those days a glimpse of stocking was something shocking, but now, God* knows, anything goes!
TNX for the link. Great; another time waster. There's also one lengthy page of Porter's oeuvre, including a new one on me: "A Toast To Volstead". Internal pun!
* Ms McCorkle's and Porter's version.
I Get a Kick Out of You by Cole Porter. It was written and already in rehearsal (and possibly already on the stage) in 1932 when Charles Lindbergh's child was kidnapped. The last verse was about "Flying with Lindy up high in the sky ..." and obviously had to be changed instantly.
I was looking for those original lyrics to send to my son in one of my very long e-mails to him continuing his musical education.
What Cole Porter came out with on a few hours notice was:
Flying so high
With some guy In the sky
is my i dea of nothing to do.
That's 6 rhymes in 3 lines, 16 words. The original which I have heard recited once had only 3 rhymes.
But enough of that, what I really came across was:
http://speakeasy.jazzcorner.com/ which turns out to be a great place for addicts such as myself to learn stuff I don't know about music that I do know.
Hope there are others here who can find some use and enjoyable recreation at that site.