Friday, 21 July 2017

Yiddish Nostalgia: "Skittish Doll"

Post #146
ORIGINAL SONG: "Satin DollMusic written in 1953 by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, lyrics composed years later by Johnny Mercer. Recorded by Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., etc. The second verse of the original lyrics contain the words ... "Speaks Latin, my Satin Doll."
So, could it hurt if she spoke Yiddish?  
PARODY COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, July 2017.

Couple dancing at their son's Bar Mitzvah party in 1958.


(to the tune of "Satin Doll") 

Prospects for Bar Mitzvah celebrations during the 50s.

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