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SLS – Festival

Jim’s theme for Song Lyric Sunday made me think of one of my favourite classic films. I always loved watching Grace Kelly, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and Louis Armstrong in the sensational “High Society”.

Tracy Samantha Lord, played by Grace Kelly, reminds me so much of my mom. As a child, I used to watch the movie thinking of her.

This song I have chosen is the introduction to the movie. It was written by the one and only Cole Porter. It sets the scene for the brilliant story to follow.

Just dig that scenery floating by
We’re now approaching Newport, Rhode I
We’ve been, for years, in Variety
But Cholly Knickerbocker, now we’re going to be

In high, high so
High soci
High society

I wanna play for my former pal
He runs the local jazz festival
His name is Dexter and he’s good news
But something kind of tells me that he’s nursing the blues

In high, high so
High soci
High society

He’s got the blues ’cause his wife, alas
Thought writing songs was beneath his class
But writing songs he’d not stop, of course
And so she flew to Vegas for a quickie divorce

In high, high so
High soci
High society

To make him sadder, his former wife
Begins tomorrow a brand new life
She started lately a new affair
And now the silly chick is gonna marry a square

In high so
High soci
High society

But, Brother Dexter, just trust your Satch
To stop that wedding and kill that match
I’ll toot my trumpet to start the fun
And play in such a way that she’ll come back to you, son

In high, high so
High soci
High society

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