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Saturday, May 23, 2009

You'd Be So Easy to Love

By Cole Porter
1936

Porter composed this, one of his most beautiful melodies/lyrics, for the musical film Born to Dance, in which it was sung by Eleanor Powell, James Stewart and Frances Langford. It would later be included in the 1987 revival of Porter's Anything Goes. Josephine Baker recorded a French version in 1937 called "C'est si facile de vous aimer".

Lyrics:

You'd be so easy to love.
Easy to idolize all others above.
So worth the yearning for,
So swell to keep the home fire burning for.

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 so easy to love.

Recorded By:

Frank Sinatra
Billie Holiday
Carmen McRae
Vic Damone
Ella Fitzgerald

1 comment:

Carol said...

Beautiful lyrics!

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