Cole Porter: Selected Lyrics

Overview

Elegantly risque, suffused with understated emotion, delightful in their bursts of comic invention, the witty and romantic lyrics of Cole Porter evoke a golden age of song. Here is the cream of half a century of songwriting, from the Jazz Age resonance of "Let's Misbehave" to such 50s classics as "Too Darn Hot" and "It's All Right With Me"-more than ninety of the most enduring works of America's master of bittersweet sophistication.
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Overview

Elegantly risque, suffused with understated emotion, delightful in their bursts of comic invention, the witty and romantic lyrics of Cole Porter evoke a golden age of song. Here is the cream of half a century of songwriting, from the Jazz Age resonance of "Let's Misbehave" to such 50s classics as "Too Darn Hot" and "It's All Right With Me"-more than ninety of the most enduring works of America's master of bittersweet sophistication.
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Editorial Reviews

David Barber
For those hankering after a happy medium between American poetry and American Idolatry, Kimball's reading edition affords a golden opportunity to brush up on your Porter — just be sure to listen up, too, if you really want to be wowed.
— The New York Times
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781931082945
  • Publisher: Library of America
  • Publication date: 4/6/2006
  • Series: American Poets Project Series
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 894,082
  • Product dimensions: 4.80 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction xiii
Bull Dog 1
Antoinette Birby 1
I've a Shooting Box in Scotland 4
War Song 7
Old-Fashioned Garden 7
When I Had a Uniform On 8
Two Little Babes in the Wood 10
I'm in Love Again 12
Let's Misbehave 13
The Laziest Gal in Town 15
Weren't We Fools? 17
Let's Do It, Let's Fall in Love 18
Which? 21
Wake Up and Dream 23
Looking at You 24
What Is This Thing Called Love? 26
I'm a Gigolo 27
You Do Something to Me 28
You've Got That Thing 29
The Tale of the Oyster 31
You Don't Know Paree 33
I'm Unlucky at Gambling 33
I Worship You 35
The Queen of Terre Haute 36
Why Don't We Try Staying Home? 37
Love For Sale 38
I Happen to Like New York 40
After You, Who? 41
Night and Day 42
I've Got You on My Mind 43
Mister and Missus Fitch 44
The Physician 45
Miss Otis Regrets 48
I Get a Kick Out of You 49
All Through the Night 50
You're the Top 51
Anything Goes 57
Blow, Gabriel, Blow 62
Thank You So Much, Mrs. Lowsborough-Goodby 63
Don't Fence Me In 64
Begin the Beguine 66
Just One of Those Things 67
Easy To Love 68
I've Got You Under My Skin 69
Goodbye, Little Dream, Goodbye 70
Ours 71
Down in the Depths 73
It's De-Lovely 74
Ridin' High 78
Red, Hot and Blue 81
In the Still of the Night 83
At Long Last Love 83
Get Out of Town 85
My Heart Belongs to Daddy 86
I Concentrate on You 88
But in the Morning, No 89
Well, Did You Evah! 95
Katie Went to Haiti 99
I've Still Got My Health 101
I'm Throwing a Ball Tonight 104
Make It Another Old-Fashioned, Please 107
Dream-Dancing 108
Since I Kissed My Baby Goodbye 109
So Near and Yet So Far 110
Let's Not Talk About Love 111
You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To 115
I Love You 116
Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye 117
I Wrote a Play 118
Be a Clown 121
Another Op'nin', Another Show 123
So in Love 124
I've Come to Wive It Wealthily in Padua 125
I Hate Men 126
Were Thine That Special Face 128
Too Darn Hot 129
Where Is the Life That Late I Led? 132
Always True to You in My Fashion 134
Brush Up Your Shakespeare 137
Use Your Imagination 140
I Am Loved 141
They Couldn't Compare to You 142
Nobody's Chasing Me 146
From This Moment On 148
I Am in Love 149
It's All Right With Me 151
Can-Can 152
Who Said Gay Paree? 154
I Love Paris 155
All of You 156
Stereophonic Sound 156
Siberia 158
You're Sensational 160
Biographical Note 165
Song Copyrights and Publication Information 166
Index of Titles 176
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