24 October 2009

Lyric of the day from the Gigliotti vinyl collection

If you're feeling presidential
You can make it, yes, indeed
There are just three things essential
Let me tell you all you need
is an ounce of wisdom and a pound of gall
and the hostess with the mostes' on the ball

An Ambassador has just reached the shore
He's a man of many loves
An important gent from the Orient
To be handled with kid gloves
He can come and let his hair down
Have the best time of his life
Even bring his new affair down
Introduce her as his wife
But she mustn't leave her panties in the hall
I'm the hostess with the mostes' on the ball.

“The Hostess with Mostes’” Call Me Madam, 1950
as performed by Ethel Merman

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