Round Midnight at the Global Worldwide Headquarters (Cole Porter Edition)

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The Great American Songbook is filled with splendid renditions of Cole Porter’s work (see especially Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra), but for our money Bobby Short is the best of the bunch.

So the Missus and I were listening to Bobby Short Loves Cole Porter over dinner last night when this song came on.

 

 

 

 

It’s standard-issue Cole Porter: smart, sophisticated, and snappy. But it’s these two verses that really struck us.

Do you from the moment you met her
Swear that you will never forget her?
Do you when she sends you a letter,
Begin to go into a dance?

Coupled with:

Do you from the moment you met him
Swear that you will never forget him?
Do you when he wants you to let him,
Begin to go into a dance?

Man, that is some sweet songwriting.

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