There's A Small Hotel
On Your Toes, (1935)
Lorenz Hart (w), Richard Rodgers (m)
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There's A Small
Lorenz Hart (w), Richard Rodgers (m)
On Your Toes, 1928
VERSE
Frankie: I'd like to get away, Junior,
Somewhere alone with you.
It could be oh, so gay, Junior!
You need a laugh or two.
Junior: A certain place I know, Frankie,
Whee funny people can have fun.
That's where we two will go, darling,
Before you can count up
One, two, three,
For...
REFRAIN
There’s a small hotel
With a wishing well;
I wish that we were there
Together.
There’s a bridal suite,
One room bright an neat,
Complete for us to share
Together.
Looking through the window
You can see a distant steeple.
Not a sign of people.
Who wants people?
When the steeple bell
Says "Good night sleep well,"
We’ll thank the small hotel.
Together.
INTERLUDE
Pretty window curtains made of chintz
In our make-believe land.
On the wall are sev'ral cheerful prints
Of Grant and Grover Cleveland.
Go down into the parlor and feast your eyes
On the moosehead on the wall.
Perhaps you'd like to play the organ--
They tune it ev'ry other fall.
The garden will be like
Adam and Eve land.
No, they never did go in for carriage trade;
They get what is known as marriage trade.
CODA
Oh, when the steeple bell Says "Good night sleep well,"
We’ll thank the small hotel.
We'll creep into our little shell,
And we’ll thank the small hotel.
Together.
REFRAIN
There’s a small hotel
Which we loved so well--
From there we'll get the air
Tomorrow.
One big bill to pay,
One old jazz ballet,
Is all we have to share
Tomorrow.
Looking through the window
Is a man with a subpoena.
If you lose that meanie.
You're Houdini.
When the steeple bell
Says "Good night sleep well,"
We’ll miss that small hotel.
Together.
2002
Oct 1-19JK 2002-03Thou Swell!
2012
May 18-20SP 2011-12Siri Vik: Where or WhenJaqua
2013
Mar 6-17SP 2012-13Siri Vik: My Funny Valentine
2014
Apr 4-6SP 2013-14Siri MixJaqua
2017
Aug 5OFAM 2017My Funny ValentineJaqua
Aug 11OFAM 2017Words And MusicRecital
Aug 11OFAM 2017My Funny ValentineJaqua
RecordedPerformersLabelCat.#Matrix
Stan Kenton & His OrchestraCapitol2447
Buddy Weed & His RhythmColumbia39097CO44066
Gary CrosbyDecca29291L7838
Claude ThornhillRCA Victor20-3391
Rico TorchettiRCA Victor20-5846
03/12/1936Hal Kemp And His OrchestraBrunswick763418811
03/12/1936Hal Kemp & His OrchestraColumbia35931B18811
03/13/1936Paul Whiteman & His OrchestraVictor25270-B99878
03/27/1936Henry King & His OrchestraDecca763-B60947
06/16/1936Benny Goodman & His OrchestraVictor25363102066
06/21/1936Bob Pope Hotel Charlotte OrchestraBluebirdB6453102749
06/22/1936Jack Shilkret & His OrchestraConqueror870319462
06/22/1936Jack Shilkret & His OrchestraMelotone6-09-0219462
07/07/1936Lee Sims (Piano Solo)Decca875-ADLA417
05/25/1939Vincent Lopez & OrchestraBluebirdB10318-A34907
07/25/1942Claude Thornhill & His OrchestraColumbia36725CO33037
07/25/1942Claude Thornhill & His OrchestraColumbia37498CO33037
07/25/1942Claude Thornhill & His OrchestraColumbia38219CO33037
04/14/1949The Benny Goodman QuartetCapitol600094204
08/29/1949Coleman Hawkins & AllstarsMercury8912C279
07/27/1954Erroll Garner TrioMercury70487YB10843
YearTitleMediumTypeUsage
1936On Your Toesstagestage originalintroduced
1948Words And Musicfilmfilm originalinterpolated
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