"But square-cut or pear-shape, these rocks don't lose their shape!"Leo Robin (1900-1984), U.S. songwriter. "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend," Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, J.J.Robbins & Sons, Inc. (1949). Music composed by Jule Styne (1905-1994).
Paris Forever In Song
1926: Leo Robin's hit song "Paree!" Lindbergh's solo flight from N.Y. to Paris
1928: George Gershwin's An American in Paris. Cole Porter's musical Paris, including "Let's Do It, Let's Fall in Love." Cole Porter's Revue des Ambassadeurs produced in Paris.
1929: Leo Robbin's hit song "Louis" from the film The Innocents of Paris. Cole Porter's musical Fifty Million Frenchmen, including "Do You Want to See Paris," "Paree, What Did You Do to Me?" and "You Don't Know Pardee." Gertrude Lawrence stars in the film The Battle of Paris; music by Cole Porter.
1930: Leo Robbin's hit song "My Ideal" from the film The Playboy of Paris. Cole Porter's musical The New Yorkers includes "Love for Sale," inspired by Porter's conversation with a Montmartre taxi-dancer.
1931: Porter's Fifty Million Frenchmen made into a film. Hit song "Under a Roof in Paris" (English lyric by Irving Caeser) from the film Sous les Toits de Paris.
1932: Yip Harburg and Vernon Duke write the classic "April in Paris" for the Broadway review Walk a Little Faster.
English lyric by Jerry Seelen
Recorded by Louis Armstrong, 1949
C#m7-5 Cm7-5 Bm7 Bm7-5 E7 E7/9 E7 A D9 Bm7-5 A "C'est si bon" -- lovers say that in France Fdim Bm7 Bm7-5 E7 When they thrill to romance; Bm7-5 E7 A6 Cdim E7/9 It means that it's so good. C#m7-5 Cm7-5 Bm7 Bm7-5 E7 E7/9 E7 A D9 Bm7-5 A C'est si bon -- so I say it to you Fdim Bm7 Bm7-5 E7 Like the French people do Bm7-5 E7 A Because it's oh, so good. Bridge: A7 F Dm7 CM7/6 CM7 Ev'ry word, ev'ry sigh, ev'ry kiss, dear, B7 Bm7 Bm7-5 E7 Leads to only one thought, and it's this, dear: C#m7-5 Cm7-5 Bm7 Bm7-5 E7 E7/9 E7 A D9 Bm7-5 A It's so good, nothing else can replace Fdim Bm7 Bm7-5 E7 Just your slightest embrace Em7 F#7 And if you only would Bm7 Dm7 AM7 Be my own for the rest of my days, A A7 Bm7-5 E7 I will whisper this phrase, First Time: Bm7-5 E7/9 E7 A Edim E7 My darling, c'est si bon. Last Time: Bm7-5 E7/9 E7 A D9 A6 My darling, c'est si bon.
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