Cole Porter Medley

Cole Porter

Cole Porter


The Cole Porter Medley is a collection of these songs by Cole Porter.

Title Year Written Written For
What Is This Thing Called Love 1929 Wake Up And Dream (musical)
Love For Sale 1930 The New Yorkers  (musical)
I’m In Love Again 1924 Greenwich Village Follies (musical)
You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To 1943 Something To Shout About (film)
Easy To Love 1936 Born To Dance (film)
It’s Alright With Me 1953 Can-Can (musical)
Night and Day 1932 Gay Divorce (musical)
Dream Dancing 1941 You’ll Never Get Rich (film)
I’ve Got You Under My Skin 1936 Born to Dance (film)
Get Out of Town 1938 Leave It To Me! (musical)
What Is This Thing Called Love (reprise) 1929 Wake Up And Dream (musical)

Lyrics

What Is This Thing Called Love?

What is this thing called love
This funny thing called love
Just who solve its mystery
Why should it make a fool of me

I saw here there one wonderful day
She took my heart and threw it away
That’s why I ask the lord in heaven above
What is this thing called love

Love For Sale

When the only sound in the empty street
Is the heavy tread of the heavy feet
That belong to a lonesome cop,
She opens shop
When the moon so long has been gazing down
On the wayward ways of this wayward town
That her smile becomes a smirk
She goes to work.

Love for sale
Appetizing young love for sale
Love that’s fresh and still unspoiled
Love that’s only slightly soiled
Love for sale

Who will buy, who would like to sample her supply
Who’s prepared to pay a price for a trip to paradise
Love for sale

Love for sale,
Let the poets pipe of love
In their childish way
She knows ev’ry type of love
Better far than they
If you want the thrill of love
She’s been through the mill of love
Old love, new love
Ev’ry love but true love

Love for sale
Appetizing young love for sale
If you want to buy her wares
Follow her and climb the stairs
Love for sale.

I’m In Love Again

I’m in love again, and the spring is a comin’
I’m in love again, hear my heart strings a hummin’
Oh, I’m in love again, and I can’t rise above it
I’m in love again, and I love, love, love it
I’m in love again, and I’m darn glad of it
It’s love!

You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To

You’d be so nice to come home to
You’d be so nice by the fire
You would be  so nice, you’d be paradise
To come home to and love

Easy To Love

We’d be so grand at the game
So carefree together that it does seem a shame
That you can’t see your future with me
Cause you’d be, oh, so easy to love

It’s Alright With Me

It’s the wrong time, and the wrong place
Though your face is charming, it’s the wrong face
It’s not her face, but such a charming face
That it’s all right with me

It’s the wrong song, in the wrong style
Though your smile is lovely, it’s the wrong smile
It’s not her smile, but such a lovely smile
That it’s all right with me

You can’t know how happy I am that we met
I’m strangely attracted to you
There’s someone I’m trying so hard to forget
Don’t you want to forget someone, too?

It’s the wrong game, with the wrong chips
Though your lips are tempting, they’re the wrong lips
They’re not her lips, but they’re such tempting lips
That, if some night, you’re free
Then it’s all right, all right, it’s all right with me

Night and Day

Like the beat, beat, beat of the tom tom
When the jungle shadows fall
Like the tick, tick, tock of the stately clock
As it stands against the wall
Like the drip, drip, drip of the rain drops
When the summer showers through
A voice within me keeps repeating
You

Dream Dancing

When shades enfold the sun sets gold
And stars are bright above again
I smile sweetheart for then I know I can start
To live again, to love again

When day is gone and night comes on
Until the dawn what’ll I do?
I clasp your hand and wander through slumberland
Dream dancing with you

We dance between a sky serene
And fields of green sprinkled with dew
What joy sublime whenever I spend my time
Dream dancing with you

Dream dancing
Oh, what a lucky windfall
Touching you, clutching you
All the night through

So say you love me, dear
Let me make my career
Dream dancing, to paradise prancing
Dream dancing with you.

I’ve Got You Under My Skin

I’ve got you under my skin
I’ve got you deep in the heart of me
So deep in my heart, you’re really a part of me
I’ve got you under my skin

I’d sacrifice anything come what might
For the sake of having you near
In spite of a warning voice that comes in the night
And repeats and repeats in my ear

Don’t you know little fool, you never can win
Use your mentality, wake up to reality
But each time I do, just the thought of you
Makes me stop before I begin
‘Cause I’ve got you under my skin

Get Out Of Town

Get out of town
Before it’s too late, my love
Get out of town
Be good to me, please

Why wish me harm
Why not retire to a farm
And be contented to charm
The birds off the trees

Just disappear
I care for you much, too much
And when you’re near, close to me dear
We touch too much

The thrill when we meet is so bittersweet
That darling, it’s getting me down
So on your mark get set
Get out of town

What Is This Thing Called Love (reprise)

I saw there one wonderful day
She took my heart and threw it away
That’s why I ask the lord in heaven above
What is this thing, called love?

Session / Album Information

1975

“The Cole Porter Medley” was recorded in 1975 and was released on Tony Bennett Sings Life Is Beautiful. It was arranged by Torrie Zito.

This recording released on:

  • 1975: Improv LP 12″: IMP 7112 — Life Is Beautiful
  •  Disky CD: BX 883552 — As Time Goes By
  • 1979: DRG CD: CDMRS 801 — The Special Magic Of Tony Bennett
  • 2000: Horatio Nelson CD: HNRCD9001 — The Essential Tony Bennett (UK)
  • 2002: Recall CD: RECA 353 — Have You Met Miss Jones? [UK]
  • 2004: Concord CD: CCD4-2255 — The Complete Improv Recordings
  • 2011: Disc #49 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK48) Tony Bennett’s Sings Life Is Beautiful

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