'OT song lyrics'

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OT song lyrics - Laurence Payne, 10 Jan 05:21PM
     Re: OT song lyrics - Adrian Drover, 10 Jan 07:07PM
         Re: OT song lyrics - Trebilco, 13 Jan 12:58AM
             Re: OT song lyrics - Dave P-B, 13 Jan 02:08AM
                 Re: OT song lyrics - Adrian Drover, 13 Jan 09:21AM
                     Re: OT song lyrics - Dave P-B, 13 Jan 01:29PM
                         Re: OT song lyrics - Laurence Payne, 13 Jan 01:41PM
             Re: OT song lyrics - Laurence Payne, 13 Jan 01:39PM
                 Re: OT song lyrics - Trebilco, 13 Jan 02:32PM
                     Re: OT song lyrics - Laurence Payne, 13 Jan 04:00PM

OT song lyrics
Posted by Laurence Payne - 10 Jan 05:21PM
Exception has been taken to some lyrics in 'Embracable You'

I love all, the many charms about you
Above all, I want my arms about you
Don't be a naughty, baby
Come to papa, come to papa, do

for sounding a bit too paedophile or Weinstein.

I suppose they have a point. But it's a pity to throw away a nice choir arrangement. Any sensible suggestions of a modification?

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Re: OT song lyrics
Posted by Adrian Drover - 10 Jan 07:07PM
Ella Fitzgerald: "Come to Mama, come to mama do". What's the difference???

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Re: OT song lyrics
Posted by Trebilco - 13 Jan 12:58AM
I'll give it a shot. The first two lines seem ok.. I think.

Don't be a haughty woman
Come to me, Oh do.

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Re: OT song lyrics
Posted by Dave P-B - 13 Jan 02:08AM

One of the first songs I learned when starting piano. Yet, I seem to have made it this far without being ostracised by society.

Perhaps the Gershwins summed it up in another of their songs"

Life is just a bowl of cherries
Don't take it serious; it's too mysterious

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Re: OT song lyrics
Posted by Adrian Drover - 13 Jan 09:21AM
I like the version of "Life is just a bowl of cherries" in 5/4 time.

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Re: OT song lyrics
Posted by Dave P-B - 13 Jan 01:29PM
> I like the version of "Life is just a bowl of cherries" in 5/4 time.

:) a classic

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Re: OT song lyrics
Posted by Laurence Payne - 13 Jan 01:41PM (edited 13 Jan 01:43PM)
> > I like the version of "Life is just a bowl of cherries" in 5/4 time.
>
> :) a classic


Indeed. If I give them that to sing, it might at least divert attention from the Gershwin.

Or we could do 'Gethsemane'from 'JC Superstar'. 'God, thy will is hard...'

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Re: OT song lyrics
Posted by Laurence Payne - 13 Jan 01:39PM
> I'll give it a shot. The first two lines seem ok.. I think.
>
> Don't be a haughty woman
> Come to me, Oh do.

Nice try, thanks. But how does the second line fit the music?

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Re: OT song lyrics
Posted by Trebilco - 13 Jan 02:32PM
Listen to the Sinatra phrasing.

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Re: OT song lyrics
Posted by Laurence Payne - 13 Jan 04:00PM (edited 13 Jan 04:02PM)
Re-written rather than re-phrased I think! I'd like to retain he composer's rhythms.

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Messages in this thread

OT song lyrics - Laurence Payne, 10 Jan 05:21PM
     Re: OT song lyrics - Adrian Drover, 10 Jan 07:07PM
         Re: OT song lyrics - Trebilco, 13 Jan 12:58AM
             Re: OT song lyrics - Dave P-B, 13 Jan 02:08AM
                 Re: OT song lyrics - Adrian Drover, 13 Jan 09:21AM
                     Re: OT song lyrics - Dave P-B, 13 Jan 01:29PM
                         Re: OT song lyrics - Laurence Payne, 13 Jan 01:41PM
             Re: OT song lyrics - Laurence Payne, 13 Jan 01:39PM
                 Re: OT song lyrics - Trebilco, 13 Jan 02:32PM
                     Re: OT song lyrics - Laurence Payne, 13 Jan 04:00PM