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Friday, February 13, 2009

Let's Get Lost

By Jimmy McHugh & Frank Loesser
1943

One of several successful collaborations Loesser took part in with different composers before turning to solo composition, this song was introduced by Mary Martin in the movie Happy Go Lucky. Bandleader/vocalist Vaughn Monroe (pictured) took it all the way to #1 the same year. The best-known version, however, may be Chet Baker's recording. The song is so associated with Baker that its name was used as the title of a documentary on the singer.

Lyrics:

Let's get lost,
Lost in each other's arms.

Let's get lost,
Let them send out alarms.

And though they'll think us rather rude,
Let's tell the world we're in that crazy mood.

Let's defrost
In a romantic mist.
Let's get crossed
Off everybody's list.

To celebrate this night we found each other,
Darling, let's get lost.

Recorded By:

Terence Blanchard
Frank Sinatra
Diana Krall
Elliott Smith
Susannah McCorkle

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