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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000057.txt from 2005/05

From: "Bill Daniluk" <bdaniluk@-----.net>
Subj: RE: [kl] blue birds
Date: Tue, 03 May 2005 13:25:24 -0400

...Mr. Duke's friend should give thanks that the song didn't need four
syllables to scan...
BD

An anecdote about a similar instance of lyrical imprecision (not =
verified,
but I've heard it several times):

One April, a friend of Vernon Duke's, inspired by his famous song "April =
in
Paris," decided to spend the month there. The weather was terrible. =
Upon
his return, the traveler complained at great length about his =
disappointing
trip. "Whatever made you go to Paris in April?" Duke asked. "The =
weather
is always terrible then." "I went because of your song!" the friend =
cried.
"Ah," the composer replied apologetically, "Well, we really meant May, =
but
the rhythm required two syllables."

Claudia

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