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miércoles, 15 de junio de 2016

Ella Fitzgerald - Love for sale

FOLLOW ME AND CLIMB THE STARS

Si hay una cantante de quien se pueda decir que haya firmado con letras de oro lo que se ha dado en llamar "The American Songbook" esa es la inmensa Ella Fitzgerald, prodigiosa intérprete de las canciones clásicas (standards) de los más grandes autores estadounidenses. Lady Ella ha cantado a Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer ... etc, y lo ha hecho con un talento superlativo y un gusto exquisito. Hoy, que se cumplen veinte años desde que nos dejó, le rendimos homenaje evocando esta insuperable versión, grabada en 1956, de Love for sale, una canción excepcional que el genial Cole Porter compuso para el musical "The New Yorkers", estrenado en Broadway en 1930. La letra está escrita desde el punto de vista de una prostituta: «If you want to buy my wares, follow me and climb the stairs».

Love for sale  (lyrics)

When the only sound in the empty street
Is the heavy tread of the heavy feet
That belongs to a lonesome cop
I open shop
When the moon so long has been gazing down
On the wayward ways of this wayward town
That her smile becomes a smirk
I go 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 my supply?
Who`s prepared to pay the price
For a trip to paradise?
Love for sale
Let the poets pipe of love
In their childish way
I know every type of love
Better far than they
If you want the thrill of love
I`ve been through the mill of love
Old love, new love
Every love but true love, love for sale
Appetizing young love for sale
If you want to buy my wares
Follow me and climb the stairs
Love for sale
Let the poets pipe of love
In their childish way
I know every type of love
Better far than they
If you want the thrill of love
I`ve been through the mill of love
Old love, new love
Every love but true love, love for sale
Appetizing young love for sale
If you want to buy my wares
Follow me and climb the stairs
Love for sale
Oh, love for sale
Love for sale

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