sábado, junho 09, 2012

Cole Porter nasceu há 121 anos

Cole Albert Porter (9 de junho de 1891 - 15 de outubro de 1964) foi um músico e compositor norteamericano de Peru, Indiana.
O seu trabalho inclui as comédias musicais Kiss Me, Kate (1948 - baseado na peça de Shakespeare The Taming of the Shrew), Fifty Million Frenchmen e Anything Goes e também as músicas "Night and Day", "I Get a Kick Out of You" e "I've Got You Under My Skin". Ele é conhecido pelas letras sofisticadas (às vezes vulgares), ritmos inteligentes e formas complexas, sendo um dos maiores contribuidores do Great American Songbook.

Night And Day - Cole Porter

Like the beat beat beat of the tom-tom
When the jungle shadows fall
Like the tick tick tock of the stately clock
As it stands against the wall

Like the drip drip drip of the raindrops
When the summer shower is through
So a voice within me keeps repeating
You, you, you

Night and day, you are the one
Only you beneath the moon or under the sun
Whether near to me, or far
It's no matter darling where you are
I think of you
Day and night, night and day, why is it so

That this longing for you follows wherever I go
In the roaring traffic's boom
In the silence of my lonely room
I think of you
Day and night, night and day

Under the hide of me
There's an oh such a hungry yearning burning inside of me
And this torment won't be through
Until you let me spend my life making love to you
Day and night, night and day

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