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Cole Porter

Data di nascita: 9. Giugno 1891
Data di morte: 15. Ottobre 1964

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Cole Porter è stato un compositore statunitense.

Fra i più sofisticati della musica jazz, è considerato uno dei cinque grandi del musical americano , sia per il teatro che per il cinema.

Il suo stile musicale elegante, sottile ed arguto produsse capolavori della musica jazz. Tra le sue canzoni si ricordano Night and Day, Let's Do It, I Get a Kick Out of You, Begin the Beguine, I've Got You Under My Skin, I Love Paris, Just One of Those Things, Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye, You're the Top e Don't Fence Me In.

Frasi Cole Porter

„In olden days a glimpse of stocking
Was looked on as something shocking
But now, Heaven knows,
Anything goes.“

— Cole Porter
"Anything Goes"; there are also variants on this line which read "But now, God knows, Anything goes", but the most common renditions are done with "Heaven knows"

„So kiss me Kate,
Thou lovely loon,
E'er we start on our honeymoon.“

— Cole Porter
Context: So kiss me Kate, Thou lovely loon, E'er we start on our honeymoon. Oh, kiss me, Kate, Darling devil divine, For now thou shall ever be mine. "Kiss Me Kate"

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„Be a clown, be a clown, be a clown.“

— Cole Porter
Context: Wear the cap and the bells And you'll rate all the great swells. If you become a doctor, folks'll face you with dread. If you become a dentist, they'll be glad when you're dead. You get a bigger hand if you can stand on your head. Be a clown, be a clown, be a clown. "Be A Clown"

„Send me off forever but I ask you please
Don't fence me in“

— Cole Porter
Context: Oh, give me land, lots of land under starry skies above. Don't fence me in. Let me ride through the wide open country that I love Don't fence me in Let me be by myself in the evenin' breeze And listen to the murmur of the cottonwood trees Send me off forever but I ask you please Don't fence me in "Don't Fence Me In" (1934) written for a never-released film Adios, Argentina, later used in the film Hollywood Canteen (1944).

„This rule I propose,
Always have an ace in the hole. Always try to arrive at
Having an ace some place private. “

— Cole Porter
Context: This rule I propose, Always have an ace in the hole. Always try to arrive at Having an ace some place private. Always have an ace in the hole. "Ace in the Hole"

„Be the poor silly ass
And you'll always travel first class.“

— Cole Porter
Context: Be the poor silly ass And you'll always travel first class. Give 'em quips, give 'em fun, And they'll pay to say you're A–1. If you become a farmer, you've the weather to buck. If become a gambler you'll be struck with your luck. But jack you'll never lack if you can quack like a duck. Be a clown, be a clown, be a clown. "Be A Clown"

„What is this thing called love?
This funny thing called love?“

— Cole Porter
Context: What is this thing called love? This funny thing called love? Just who can solve this mystery? Why should it make a fool of me? "What Is This Thing Called Love?" from Wake Up and Dream (1929)

„Oh, give me land, lots of land under starry skies above.
Don't fence me in.“

— Cole Porter
Context: Oh, give me land, lots of land under starry skies above. Don't fence me in. Let me ride through the wide open country that I love Don't fence me in Let me be by myself in the evenin' breeze And listen to the murmur of the cottonwood trees Send me off forever but I ask you please Don't fence me in "Don't Fence Me In" (1934) written for a never-released film Adios, Argentina, later used in the film Hollywood Canteen (1944).

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„Wear the cap and the bells
And you'll rate all the great swells.“

— Cole Porter
Context: Wear the cap and the bells And you'll rate all the great swells. If you become a doctor, folks'll face you with dread. If you become a dentist, they'll be glad when you're dead. You get a bigger hand if you can stand on your head. Be a clown, be a clown, be a clown. "Be A Clown"

„It must be fun to be you
And play with love as you do“

— Cole Porter
Context: It must be fun to be you And play with love as you do To treat each new romance As merely one more dance Or just another book to glance through It must be fun to acquire Whatever heart you desire, And when you're bored with it To tear it in two, It must be fun to be you. "It Must Be Fun To Be You"

„Sad times
May follow your tracks“

— Cole Porter
Context: Sad times May follow your tracks, Bad times May bar you from Saks, Add times When Satan in slacks Breaks down your self control... "Ace in the Hole"

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„Some Argentines, without means, do it,
People say, in Boston, even beans do it.
Let's do it, let's fall in love.“

— Cole Porter
"Let's Do It, Let's Fall in Love" (there have been many variant renditions of this song by various artists).

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