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 political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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