Dodgy lyrics from the Great American Songbook

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(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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