My posts during April form part of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. My theme this year is Jazz and I've selected a variety of classics from across the board. I've mixed up the performers a bit though ...
Having dropped off their cocktails - one margarita, one martini with an extra olive and two old fashioneds - Mike leaned against the bar and listened in.
"Oh for goodness sake, what does he see in her?"
"I dunno, she's not exactly ugly, but ... "
" ... she's no oil painting. Exactly!"
"Can't say she's rich, 'cos she ain't!"
"She's clever though ..."
" ... and really funny. I've heard him call her his funny valentine."
"But her figure, really, it's nothing to write home about. Her top is virtually flat, I don't think she even has a waist, let alone hips."
"True, you couldn't call her sexy ..."
"So, what is it then?"
"'Cos there's no doubting that he's smitten."
"Yup. He's been really happy ever since he met her. You just can't wipe that smile off his face."
"They've been inseparable pretty much since they met."
"If I didn't have plans for him myself, I'd be happy for them."
"Well, I actually am. Happy for them, I mean."
"I think it gives us all hope for finding our Prince Charming."
"What, even, if it won't be ... well, you know ... him."
© 2017 Debra Carey
Another 1930s show tune, written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart for 'Babes in Arms', it also appeared in 'Gentlemen Marry Brunettes' and 'Pal Joey'.
I particularly love Frank Sinatra singing this. Recorded three times, the first in 1953 for his classic album 'Songs for Swinging Lovers', Sinatra was a beautiful looking young man, singing about a woman he loved ... who was not. A real boost to ordinary looking women the world over.
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