Cole Porter

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Mon Dec 16 16:13:08 UTC 2002

On Mon, Dec 16, 2002 at 11:09:55AM -0500, Fred Shapiro wrote:
> Part of the reason Porter's lyrics in "You're the Top" may seem prescient
> is that some of the lyrics that stand the test of time less were edited
> out in later versions.  For example, "you're Mussolini" was one of the
> original lines that was later eliminated.

Perhaps because the "Mussolini" line wasn't an original line
and wasn't written by Cole Porter.  It was inserted by
P. G. Wodehouse (!) for a later production.

Jesse Sheidlower

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