Duke Ellington quotes

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Tue Mar 28 20:53:00 UTC 2006

On 3/28/06, Fred Shapiro <fred.shapiro at yale.edu> wrote:
> On Tue, 28 Mar 2006, Benjamin Zimmer wrote:
> > If Fred needs to include just one, this would be it. Song title from
> > 1932, I believe.
> That's the erroneous one I'm deleting, since the song lyrics were actually
> by Irving Mills.

Ah. In that case I'd vote for "Music is my mistress, and she plays
second fiddle to no one." That's the last line of his 1973
autobiography, _Music Is My Mistress_:


--Ben Zimmer

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