Yesterday, I wrote about how it was little-known that Frank Loesser wrote the lyrics to the classic song "The Boys in the Backroom," which is largely known for Marlene Dietrich's performance. You may known the song from Destry Rides Again," which starred James Stewart, but you most certainly know the parody of it in the Mel Brooks comedy, Blazing Saddles. That's when Madeline Kahn did her take-off of Dietrich and sang, "I'm Tired." (The song itself didn't exactly parody the original, but the whole scene did.)
Since the song is fairly known, but most people haven't likely seen the original film sequence, I thought we'd correct that here. So, here it is, with music by Frederick Hollander and lyrics -- before he began writing his own music and heading to Broadway -- by Frank Loesser.
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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