Dodgy lyrics from the Great American Songbook

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The Lady is a Tramp bugs me for many reasons. So she doesn’t like to eat dinner late, so you slut shame her?

I think you have it backwards?

juristic person (morrisp), Friday, 8 October 2021 01:07 (two months ago) link

Babes in Arms taking a beating ITT

Gardyloominati (Neanderthal), Friday, 8 October 2021 01:10 (two months ago) link

part of the problem though innit, really. both songs had a context in the musical they were in that is generally forgotten because they endured as standards afterwards.

like My Funny Valentine for instance is sung to a male named Valentine in Babes in Arms.

Gardyloominati (Neanderthal), Friday, 8 October 2021 01:11 (two months ago) link

(to be clear, though, Babes in Arms sucks dick and is a shit musical)

Gardyloominati (Neanderthal), Friday, 8 October 2021 01:12 (two months ago) link

And this one is maybe not strictly from the Songbook, but "Cry Me a River" has the infamous line:

Told me love was too plebeian
Told me you were through with me, an'...
(Arthur Hamilton)

Wikipedia says this song could've been introduced not by Julie London but by a different singer, and on the Columbia label, but label honcho Mitch Miller had a problem with the word "plebeian."

Josefa, Friday, 8 October 2021 01:20 (two months ago) link

I’ve never seen it, but it does contain “Where or When” which is one of my favorites.

Three Rings for the Elven Bishop (Dan Peterson), Friday, 8 October 2021 01:21 (two months ago) link

xp

Three Rings for the Elven Bishop (Dan Peterson), Friday, 8 October 2021 01:22 (two months ago) link

definitely responsible for a lot of classic music, i'll give it that.

Gardyloominati (Neanderthal), Friday, 8 October 2021 01:22 (two months ago) link

funny meet cute, the main couple meets at the door within the first 5 minutes, and kiss within 35 seconds of meeting

Gardyloominati (Neanderthal), Friday, 8 October 2021 01:23 (two months ago) link


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