Let's Do It
(Let's Fall In Love)
Paris, (1928)
Let's Do It
(Let's Fall In Love)
1928
English
Cole Porter
Cole Porter
Paris
stage
1928
VERSE
When the little Bluebird
Who has never said a word,
Starts to sing "Spring, spring;"
When the little Bluebell,
In the bottom of the dell,
Starts to ring: "Ding, ding;"
When the little blue clerk,
In the middle of his work,
Starts a tune to the moon up above,—
It is nature, that's all,
Simply telling us to fall in love.
REFRAIN 1
And that's why
Chinks do it, Japs do it,
Up in Lapland little laps do it,
Let's do it, Let's fall in love.
In Spain, the best upper sets to do it,
Lithuanians and Letts do it,
Let's do it, Let's fall in love. The Dutch in Old Amsterdam do it,
Not to mention the Finns
Folks in Siam do it,
Think of Siamese twins. Some Argentines without means do it,
People say, in Boston, even beans do it,
Let's do it, Let's fall in love.
REFRAIN 2
Romantic
Sponges, they say, do it,
Oysters, down in Oyster Bay, do it,
Let's do it, Let's fall in love.
Cold Cape Cod clams, 'gainst their wish, do it,
Even lazy Jelly fish do it,
Let's do it, Let's fall in love. Electric eels, I might add, do it,
Though it shocks 'em, I know.
Why ask if shad do it,
Waiter, bring me shad roe. In shallow shoals, English soles do it,
Goldfish, in the privacy of bowls, do it,
Let's do it, Let's fall in love.
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RecordedPerformersLabelCat.#Matrix
10/16/1928Irving Aaronson & His Orchestra w/ Irene BordoniVictor21745-B47749
10/31/1928Bill Wirges & His OrchestraBrunswick4116-E28398
11/01/1928Majestic Dance Orchestra (Sam Lanin)Cameo90053504
11/01/1928GeorgiansHarmony776-H147175
11/01/1928Majestic Dance Orchestra (Sam Lanin)Pathé Actuelle36896108470
11/01/1928Majestic Dance Orchestra (Sam Lanin)Perfect15077B108470
11/01/1928Majestic Dance Orchestra (Sam Lanin)Romeo8093504
11/01/1928GeorgiansVelvet Tone1776-V147175
11/15/1928Imperial Dance Orchestra (Schubert)Banner6245A8391
12/01/1928Dick Robertson W OrchestraBrunswick4147-BE28899
12/04/1928Beth ChallisOkeh41164-401425
12/07/1928Lee Morse & Her Bluegrass BoysColumbia1659-DW147396
12/10/1928Hollywood Dance OrchestraConqueror72218391
12/11/1928Miami Soc.Or (Hdo)Oriole1430-8391
12/11/1928Hollywood Dance OrchestraRegal8687-8391
12/12/1928Frank Mater (R.Vallee)Harmony808-H147418
12/12/1928Frank Mater (R.Vallee)Velvet Tone1808-V147418
12/14/1928Paul Whiteman & His Orch. w/ Bing CrosbyColumbia1701-DW147536
01/03/1929Mike Speciale & His OrchestraPathé Actuelle36398106606
01/03/1929Mike Speciale & His OrchestraPerfect14579B106606
01/26/1929The Dorsey Brothers & Orch. w/ Bing CrosbyOkeh41181-401561
02/17/1937Bunny Berigan & His BoysBrunswick7858-20697
05/31/1939Hal Kemp & His OrchestraVictor26300-037161
01/25/1940Mary MartinDecca23148-67128
09/23/1940Tony Pastor & His OrchestraBluebirdB10902-56160
12/16/1940Terry Shand & His OrchestraDecca3587-A68506
03/21/1941Billie HolidayColumbia3023529987
03/21/1941Billie HolidayOkeh613429987
10/24/1941Benny Goodman Orchestra W Peggy LeeColumbia38281CO31367
10/24/1941Benny Goodman & His OrchestraOkeh6474CO31367
08/30/1948Dinah Shore & Buddy ClarkColumbia38253HCO2846
05/01/1954Eartha Kitt (Henri Rene OrchestraRCA Victor20-5737E3VB-2426
02/07/1956Ella FitzgeraldVerve
01/01/1958Kirby Stone FourColumbia41229
YearTitleMediumTypeUsage
1928Parisstagestage originalintroduced
1934Wake Up And Dreamfilmfilm adaptationinterpolated
1945Night And Dayfilmfilm originalinterpolated
1947Copacabanafilminterpolated
1960Can-Canfilmfilm adaptationreused
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