Tight = drunk

Bill Lemay blemay0 at MCHSI.COM
Tue May 1 13:21:01 UTC 2007

Annie Ross penned these vocalese lyrics for "Twisted" in 1952.


but I heard little children
Were supposed to sleep tight
That's why I got into the vodka one night
My parents got frantic
Didn't know what to do
But I saw some crazy scenes
Before I came to


Per Wikipedia...
"Although Ross was born in England (of Scottish parents), she was raised in
the United States — living in California with her aunt"

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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