Friday, 16 October 2015

Guest Parody-Artist Al Silver: Let's Do IT (after Cole Porter)

Cole Porter, composer
POST #100 
PARODY-LYRICS
ORIGINAL SONG"Let's Do It" 1928, Cole Porter 
PARODY COMPOSED: Al Silver, 2013.

KEYWORDS: guestartist, classicsong, musicaltheatre

Check out post #25 , Feb 2014 for another great parody by Al Silver.

Irene Bordoni,
 French chanteuse
star of Porter's musical

 "Paris", 1929


Let's Do IT 

(to the tune of "Let's Do It, Let's Fall in Love")

Birds do it, bees do it; White House interns on their knees do it;
Let's do it, let's fall in love.
On grocery shelves Keebler elves do it; clergy praying by themselves do it;
Let's do it, let's fall in love
Insects in flight late at night do it, but they raise such a din.
Leno can't quite do it, 'cause he uses his chin.
Siegfried and Roy, boy on boy, do it; Quakers, with a minimum of joy, do it; 
Let's do it, let's fall in love. 

Bums do it, champs do it; in a circuit volts and amps do it;
Let's do it, let's fall in love.
Saddam Hussein, giving pain, did it; Mister Clinton down the drain did it;
Let's do it, let's fall in love. 
Old Errol Flynn, Rin Tin Tin do it, though they're both six feet deep. 
Shepherds give in to it with a sensuous sheep. 
It feels so fine, folks online do it. Missionaries, only when supine, do it;
Let's do it, let's fall in love.

Hindus, reborn, do it; Gunga, clutching at a horn, blew it. 
Let's do it, let's fall in love. 
By golly, Bengalis all do it; tourists in the Taj Mahal do it
Let's do it, let's fall in love.
When time allows, sacred cows do it with a rapturous moo;
Jungle boys now do it, thanks to Mister Sabu.
While in Bombay, by the way, do it; if it's not untouchable, you may screw it 
Let's do it, let's fall in love. 


Cobras, with charm, do it; beggars laying down their alms do it

Let's do it, let's fall in love.

The holy caste, while they fast, do it; Gandhi to the last did eschew it

Let's do it, let's fall in love.

Nehru (he's dead), it is said, did it, but here's something of note:

He'd go to bed fitted in eponymous coat.

And just for kicks turbaned Sikhs do it; population experts all say nix to it 

Let's do it, let's fall in love.



Performing Notes

F6 = 2213; Gm7 = Bb6 = 0211; C+5 = 1003; Bbm6 = 0111; A7+5 = 0110 
Am7 = 0000; Eb7 = 3334; Ab = 5343; F7 = 2310 or 5556; Bb* = 7565 

INTRO: 

[F6] Birds [F] do it, [Gm7] bees [C7] do it;
[F] White House [F7] interns on their [Bb6] knees [Bbm6] do it;
[F6] Let's [F] do it, [Gm7] let's [C7] fall in [F] love. [Dm] [Gm7] 

On [C+5] grocery [F6] shelves [F] Keebler [Gm7] elves [C7] do it;
[F] Clergy [F7] praying by them[Bb6]selves [Bbm6] do it;
[F6] Let's [F] do it, [Gm7] let's [C7] fall in [F] love. [Gm7] [F]

[A7+5] Insects in [Dm] flight  late at [Bb6] night do it, [Am7]
But they raise such a [Cm] din. [F7]
[Bb*] Leno can't [Eb7] quite do it,
[Ab] 'Cause he uses his [Gm7] chin.  [C7]


[C+5] Seigfried and [F6] Roy [F] boy on [Gm7] boy [C7] do it;
[F] Quakers with a [F7] minimum of [Bb6] joy [Bbm6] do it;
[F6] Let's [F] do it, [Gm7] let's [C7] fall in [F] love. [Gm7] [F]

Compare this with the original......

[F6] Birds [F] do it, [Gm7] bees [C7] do it;
[F] Even [F7] educated  [Bb6] flees  [Bbm6] do it; 
[F6] Let's [F] do it, [Gm7] let's [C7] fall in [F] love. [Dm] [Gm7] 

In [C+5] Spain the [F6] best [F] upper [Gm7] sets [C7] do it; 
[F] Lithu[F7]anians and [Bb6] Letts [Bbm6] do it; 
[F6] Let's [F] do it, [Gm7] let's [C7] fall in [F] love. [Gm7] [F]

The Dutch in [Dm] old Amster[Bb6]dam do it, [Am7]
Not to mention the [Cm] Finns. [F7]
[Bb*] Folks in Si[Eb7]am do it,
[Ab] Think of Siamese [Gm7] twins. 

 [C+5] Some [F6] Argen[F]tines without [Gm7] means [C7] do it;
[F] People say in [F7] Boston even [Bb6] beans [Bb6] do it;  
[F6] Let's [F] do it, [Gm7] let's [C7] fall in [F] love. [Gm7] [F]

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