|Posted on Monday, April 22, 2002 - 6:36 am: |
It's taken from a book listing the complete lyrics of all Cole Porter songs, including some of their history.
|Posted on Friday, April 19, 2002 - 5:01 pm: |
did you find sheet music, or a program?
|Posted on Friday, April 19, 2002 - 3:01 pm: |
Here’s an odd bit of history. Back in 1913, Cole Porter, then a 22-year old student, wrote songs for a Yale University Dramatic Association drag show called “The Kaleidescope”. Two of the songs were “Absinthe” and “Absinthe Drip”. Note that this was one whole year after the U.S. ban. The lyrics are as follows.
Absinthe, absinthe, smile at me again,
Come devour the tissue of my weary brain.
Absinthe, absinthe, ever by my side.
Oh, you beautiful absinthe – my green-eyed bride.
As we drip, drip, drip, drip, drip along,
We can sip, sip, sip, sip, sip along;
And the feeling lingers,
Such a funny little tingle in the fingers.
As we swing, swing, swing, swing, swing along
We can sing, sing, sing, sing, sing a song.
Ah, you’d better take a trip
For a quiet little nip
Of our absinthe drip.