Thursday, 13 July 2017

A Swing-Era Hit: Latin Cat's Strut

Post #145a
ORIGINAL SONG: "Satin Doll". Music written in 1953 by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, lyrics composed years later by Johnny Mercer. Recorded by Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, etc. The second verse of the original lyrics contain the words ... "Speaks Latin, my satin doll."  
PARODY COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, July 2017.
WORDPLAY LINKS:  A 3-verse poetry collage in limerick form, originally published at by Giorgio provided the thematic basis for this song. The individual verses will also be displayed at our sister-blog Giorgio's Weekly Wordplay in February 2018. Transposed to music, without change in lyrics, the limericks are found on the present blog at post #138,  "Using Latin and Greek".  

For other songs about Latin, see post #26 and post #91.  


(to the tune of "Satin Doll"). 

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