Friday, 21 July 2017

A Swing-Era Iconic Tune ("Satin Doll") Reborn: "LATIN CAT'S STRUT"

Post #145
PARODY LYRICS
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. 


TECHNICAL NOTES: The call 'switcherooney' at the end of the chorus has become an indispensable part of the lyrics of this song which appears to switch keys, but was written to end in the key of C.
For ease of singing, I have transposed it up a half-octave. The present version also shows the embellishment of the chords (9th to 7th) at the end of each verse, and has a few other chord enhancements.

WORDPLAY LINKS:  A 4-verse poetry collage in limerick form, originally published at OEDILF.com by Giorgio provided the thematic basis for this song. Transposed to music, the limericks are found on the present blog at post #138,  "Singable MedleyUsing Latin and Greek".  

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























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