I don't think I play Ella Fitzgerald enough -- in fairness, I don't think anyone plays Ella Fitzgerald enough, outside of there being a 24-hour Ella Fitzgerald channel somewhere. This comes from her classic Rodgers & Hart Songbook album, and it's one of my favorite Rodgers & Hart songs, with Lorenz Hart lyrics that are among the most clever ever written, with wonderful triple-rhymes, inner rhymes, and laugh-out-loud jokes. But all that's the song -- and the point here is the singer. This is just a smooth, elegant, hilarious performance of a song that is anything but sweet, coming from the show, A Connecticut Yankee, based on Mark Twain's novel. sung by the character, Morgan Le Fey. Here's "To Keep My Love Alive."
Robert J. Elisberg is a two-time recipient of the Lucille Ball Award for comedy screenwriting. He's written for film, TV, the stage, and two best-selling novels, is a regular columnist for the Writers Guild of America and was for the Huffington Post. Among his other writing, he has a long-time column on technology (which he sometimes understands), and co-wrote a book on world travel. As a lyricist, he is a member of ASCAP, and has contributed to numerous publications.
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