Cole Porter

Steve Kl. stevekl at PANIX.COM
Mon Dec 16 15:55:09 UTC 2002

What amazes me most about Cole Porter is how, even in 1934, he knew which
items would have staying power. When you consider all of the brand names
around then that have since evaporated, it's extremely prescient on his
part to have chosen brands that now, in 2002, are still around:

You're the top! You're a Waldorf salad.
You're the top! You're a Berlin ballad.
You're a baby grand of a lady and a gent.
You're an old dutch master, You're Mrs. Aster,
You're Pepsodent.


You're the top! You're a dance in Bali.
You're the top! You're a hot tamale.
You're an angel, you simply too, too, too diveen,
You're a Botticelli, You're Keats, You're Shelley,
You're Ovaltine.

-- Steve

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