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Briefly Lyrical

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5 hours ago, starliteyes said:

Hint:  Cole Porter

"So Near and Yet So Far" From You'll Never Get Rich starring Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth

Star, thanks for the clue. I knew it was an Astaire song, but I couldn't figure out if it was Gershwin or Porter. Time must be taking its toll. LOL

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On 7/2/2018 at 1:19 AM, Princess of Tap said:

"Under the stars we will sleep--rocked in the cradle of the deep"

#1--From 1940s Musical

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On 7/2/2018 at 1:19 AM, Princess of Tap said:

"Under the stars we will sleep--rocked in the cradle of the deep"

 

On 7/4/2018 at 6:54 PM, Princess of Tap said:

#1--From 1940s Musical

#2--Performed by a tap dancer

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That phrase "rocked in the cradle of the deep" was driving me crazy because I knew I had heard it, but couldn't figure out where.  However, your last hint did the trick for me, Princess.  I never knew exactly what the title of the song was.  I always referred to it as "I Am the Captain of This Boat," which I'm sure it isn't.  At any rate, here is Eleanor Powell singing and dancing to it in Broadway Melody of 1940 (my personal favorite in the "Broadway Melody" series):

 

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Star-- I too thought that the title of the number was " I am the captain.... " But upon doing research for this question, I found out that the number is called "All Ashore" by, of course, Cole Porter.

Star--" Please, please I beg on my knees", You take the next question--

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On 7/7/2018 at 9:50 AM, starliteyes said:

Love is as changeable as the weather

This song was sung in a non-musical 1940's film by a non-singer who would later star in a Broadway musical.

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“How Little We Know” from To Have and Have Not (1944), sung by Lauren Bacall 

Johnny Mercer and Hoagy Carmichael

”Maybe it’s just for a day/Love is as changeable as the weather/and afterall how little we know”

 

 

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“You’re really näive to ever believe a full of baloney phoney like me”

 

 

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How Could You Believe Me When I Said I Loved You When You Know I've Been a Liar All My Life? - sung by Fred Astaire and Jane Powell in Royal Wedding.

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On 7/10/2018 at 2:41 AM, starliteyes said:

"You used to call me the top. you had me up on a throne"

Song is from a mid-30's Fox musical and has been recorded by a number of singers and musicians over the years.

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On 7/10/2018 at 2:41 AM, starliteyes said:

"You used to call me the top. you had me up on a throne"

Okay, since no one has responded yet, this will be the last clue.  Here's the next line of the song:

"You let me fall with a drop and now I'm out on my own"

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Forgot to check this thread. I think that’s “You Turned the Tables On Me”, music by Louis Alter and lyrics by Sidney Mitchell. It was written for Sing, Baby, Sing (1936), and I’m pretty sure Alice Faye sings it. 

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You're absolutely right, Bunny, on all counts!  Since it had been about a week, I was on the verge of just giving the answer.  So glad you checked in and responded.

And now the thread is yours.

    

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Thanks! (Just for the record, Alice Faye is cute as a bug’s ear.)

Let’s try this lyric: “Chills run up and down my spine, Aladdin’s lamp is mine”

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Absolutely. It’s a beautiful song, and it’s been stuck in my head for a week. One of the finest by Jerome Kern and Ira Gershwin. Martha Mears did the singing for Hayworth.

Your turn...

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