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Must you dance every dance

With the same fortunate man?

You have danced with him since the music began.

Won't you change partners and dance with me?

Must you dance quite so close

With your lips touching his face?

Can't you see I'm longing to be in his place?

Won't you change partners and dance with me?

 

Ask him to sit this one out

And while you're alone,

I'll tell the waiter to tell him

He's wanted on the telephone.

 

You've been locked in his arms

Ever since heaven knows when.

Oh, won't you change partners, and then...

You may never want to change partners again.

 

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Fred astaire in Top Hat in Carefree that just played the other day. He sings it because he has hypnotized Ginger Rogers to dislike him and now he has a restraining order to stay away from her so he sings it while she dances with Ralph Bellamy to try and win her affection back.: )

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Hi. I've got one for you. In what classic movie is the song AFTER THE BALL IS OVER sung? There are two versions. Who sings it in the earlier version? The later version? What is "different" about that song as compared to the others in the movie? Good luck.

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Kittytom89, "After The Ball" is in the movie, "SHOWBOAT". In 1936 Irene Dunne sang it and in 1951 film, Kathryn Grayson sang it. The difference about the song is that all the songs in the movie was written by Oscar Hammerstein and Jerome Kern. After The Ball was writing by Charles Harris.

 

Stan "The Man"

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Here are the lyrics to, "After The Ball".

 

After the ball is over,

After the brake of morn ?

After the dancers' leaving;

After the stars are gone;

Many a heart is aching,

If you could read them all;

Many the hopes that have vanished

After the ball.

 

Stan "The Man"

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How about this one? In what movie and by whom sung?

 

The waltzes of Mittel Europa

They charm you and warm you within

While each day discloses

What Broadway composes

Is emptiness pounding on tin.

 

Mein Herr!

Mein Herr!

Bitte, bitte!

Denke, danke!

Auf wiedersehen! Auf wiedersehen!

 

How can I be civil

When hearing this drivel?

It's only for night-clubbing souses.

Oh give me the free 'n easy

Waltz that is Viennes-y

And

Go tell the band

If they want a hand

The waltz must be Strauss's

 

Ya-ya-ya

Give me oom pah pah...

 

When I want a melody

Lilting through the house

Then I want a melody

By Strauss

It laughs, it sings

The world is in rhyme

Swinging to three-quarter time

 

Let the Danube flow along

And the Fledermaus!

Keep the wine and give me song

By Strauss

 

By Jove, By Jing!

By Strauss is the thing

 

So I say to hot cha cha:

Heraus!

Just give me an oom pah pah

By Strauss!

 

When I want a melody

Lilting through the house

Then I want a melody

By Strauss

 

It laughs,

Ah, ah, ah, ah.

It sings

La, la, la, la, la, la, la.

La, la, la, la, la, la, la.

La, la, la, la, la, la, la.

La, la, la!

 

Let the Danube flow along

And the Fledermaus

Keep the wine and give me song

By Strauss!

 

By Jove, By Jing--

 

Gentlemen, the Emperor!

 

[Waltz]

 

La, la, la, la, la, la, la.

La, la, la, la, la, la, la...

 

By Strauss!

 

By Strauss!

 

 

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Ok I'll give you one:

 

I fall in love too easily

I fall in love too fast

I fall in love too terribly hard

For love to ever last

My heart should be well schooled

'Cause I've been fooled in the past

Still I know I fall in love too easily

I fall in love too fast

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You ain't heard nothin' yet until you hear Alice Faye sing her rendition of "After the Ball" in the movie "Lillian Russell".

It's unfortunate that we don't get to see Alice Faye on TCM since she made most of her films for 20th Century-Fox which are scarce in the TCM library.

We are also missing out on Tyrone Power, Carmen Miranda, Don Ameche, Richard Widmark, Betty Grable, Susan Hayward, Richard Conte, Maureen O'Hara, etc. etc.

 

Mongo

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mongo, i agree 100% Alice Faye as Lillian Russell a real treat and pure enjoyment i also agree with your choice of the others .....

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Try this one:

 

why oh why and wherefore

Is there no one to care for me?

They say that there's a man for every girl

But where is he?

 

 

And just for extra this is a quote I heard on The Nanny the other day:

"You're acting like a deranged Ann Miller!"

"That is redundant"

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Again, you are correct, Stan. And you're still "The Man." The practice of interpolating period music into a contemporary work such as we enjoy today (i.e. When Harry Met Sally, American Graffiti, just to name too few)goes back to Showboat when Kern interpolated Harris' lovely song that was being played and sung by many in the 1890's. One of my favorites goes back even farther: Vivaldi, in his work THE FOUR SEASONS, has a farmer whistling as he plows his fields ready for planting. He whistles that popular tune of the day -- Hadyn's little tune we all learned to play by the second week of piano lessons. Again, great job, Stan. Kittytom

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