28 mar. 2013

ELLA

 JUEVES, 28 DE MARZO 


Miss Otis regrets she's unable to lunch today, Madam...
Miss Otis regrets she's unable to lunch today.
She is sorry to be delayed, but last evening down at Lover's Lane, she strayed, Madam...
Miss Otis regrets she's unable to lunch today.

When she woke from her dream and found that her love had gone, Madam...
She ran to the man who had led her so far astray.
And from under her velvet gown, she drew a gun and shot her lover down, Madam...
Miss Otis regrets she's unable to lunch today.

Then the mob came and got her and dragged her from the jail, Madam...
They strung her upon a willow across the way.
And the moment before she died, she lifted up her lovely head and cried, Madam...
Miss Otis regrets she's unable to lunch today.



"Miss Otis Regrets" (Cole Porter, 1934). 

Cole Porter, que presumía de poder componer una canción sobre cualquier tema, fue desafiado en un restaurante por sus amigos a hacer una sobre la frase que le oyeron al camarero en aquel mismo instante: "Miss Otis lamenta no poder comer hoy ..."
Porter lo logró, en pocas lineas "el asistente de Miss Otis" informa que a esta señora le va a resultar imposible comer hoy porque después de haber sido seducida y abandonada (qué tiempos!) Miss Otis persiguió y disparó a su amante, fue arrestada, sacada de la cárcel por la gente y linchada ... La cortesía de dar la noticia no quita ... lo valiente :-)))))

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