Sunday, March 22, 2009

How About You?




Bobby Darin was known for twisting and tweaking songs...especially lyrics. Here is a great example! It is from his excellent album, Love Swings. I j'adore this song!


"How About You?"
was originally written by Ralph Freed & Burton Lane
for the film Babes On Broadway.

Here are the original lyrics:

I like New York in June,
how about you?
I like a Gershwin tune,
how about you?
I love a fireside
when a storm is due.
I like potato chips,
moonlight and motor trips,
how about you?

I'm mad about good books,
can't get my fill,
and Franklin Roos'velt's looks
give me a thrill.

Holding hands at the movie show,
when all the lights are low
may not be new,
but I like it,
how about you?



Now, here are Bobby's new and improved lyrics:

I like New York in June
How about you?
I like a Gershwin tune
How about you?

I love a fireside
When a storm is due
I like potato chips an’ moonlight an’ motor trips
How about you?

I’m mad about good books
Can’t get my fill
And Mr. Kennedy’s looks
Give me a thrill.

Holdin’ hands in a movie show
When all the lights are low
May not be new
But I like it …
How about you?

I like New Jersey in June
How about you?
An’ I love me a Bernstein tune
How about you?

I--I--I love a TV set
When a storm is due
Ya know I like my fish an’ chips, rock an’ roll and filter tips
How about you?

I’m nuts about good cooks
Can never get my fill
And Mrs. Darin’s looks
Kinda give me a thrill.

Holdin’ hands in a movie show
All the way in the last row
May not be new
But I like it …
How about you?


After talking about Mr. Kennedy...he just let loose...anything and everything goes...;-D. I like his rather clever word changes, brings the song up-to-date (to the sixties). And when he talks about Mrs. Darin (Sandra Dee) it's SO sweet. Hahaha, I too easily think anything Bobby does is amazing...

But, I just thought I would share this. Now, if I was as clever as Kate-Gabrielle I would be able to give you a link to hear the song (I do own it), but sadly I am not as clever as Kate-Gabrielle, so we will not even mention it...;-D

2 comments:

Kate Gabrielle said...

haha I was just looking on your blog for Bobby Darin photos for the album artwork on my Bobby Darin mix=cd in itunes and I found this post! LOL.

Some day, perhaps, I will reveal the secret to including music in your posts ;-D

Millie said...

YESSSSS! Finally! This sad, un-commented on post has a comment!

Oooh, cool, did you find anything good? I have A LOT more saved to my computer if you want! Hahaha!

Sheesh....;-D

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