Love For Sale
The New Yorkers, (1930)
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Love For Sale
Cole Porter
Cole Porter
The New Yorkers
When the only sound on the empty street
Is the heavy tread of the heavy feet
That belong to a lonesome cop
I open shop
When the moon so long has been gazing down
On the wayward ways of a wayward town
That a smile becomes a smirk
I go to work
Love for sale
Appetizing young love for sale
Love that`s fresh and still unspoiled
Love that`s only slightly soiled
Love for sale
Who will buy?
Who would like to sample my supply?
Who`s prepared to pay the price
For a trip to paradise?
Love for sale
Let the poets pipe of love
In their childish way
I know every type of love
Better far than they
If you want the thrill of love
I`ve been through the mill of love
Old love, new love
Every love but true love,
Love for sale
Appetizing young love for sale
If you want to buy my wares
Follow me and climb the stairs
Love for sale
Jan 26-Feb 4JK 2000-01The New Yorkers
Jan 20ACS 2002Casablanca
Aug 5OFAM 2005Cole JazzJaqua
Aug 11OFAM 2005Classic PorterSilva
Aug 7OFAM 2008CasablancaRecital
Aug 8OFAM 2013CasablancaRecital
Aug 8OFAM 2013As Time Goes ByJaqua
Aug 9OFAM 2017Night And DayRecital
Aug 9OFAM 2017It’s De-LovelyJaqua
Jul 23OFAM 2021CasablancaRecital
Jul 23OFAM 2021As Time Goes ByJaqua
Jul 23-29OFAM 2021As Time Goes ByJaqua
Jul 29OFAM 2021As Time Goes ByJaqua
Aug 11OFAM 2023CasablancaRecital
Oct 20-22Songbook Select
Feb 23-25Let's Misbehave
Lloyd Glenn And BandAladdin3400MR 2949
Libby Holman & OrchestraBrunswick6044E35973
Bob Haring & His OrchestraCameo8401705
Stan Kenton And His OrchestraCapitol12366578
Stan KentonCapitol1625
Jane RussellColumbia37918HCO2438
David Le WinterColumbia39560ZSP8478
The Conley Graves TrioDecca29780L8612
Libby HolmanDecca1106083548
Anita Ellis W Harry GellerMercury3072937
Oscar Peterson TrioMercury8959
Roy EldridgeMercury89056
Joyce BryantOkeh6927CO48414
David Rose & His OrchestraRCA Victor20-1880
Tommy DorseyRCA Victor20-3636
12/24/1930Waring's PennsylvaniansVictor22598-B67733
12/24/1930Waring's PennsylvaniansVictor2508067733
02/06/1931Ben Selvin & His OrchestraColumbia2400-DW151287
02/09/1931Lloyd Keating & His OrchestraClarion5246100487
02/09/1931Lloyd Keating's Music (Rich)Harmony1282-H100487
02/09/1931Fred RichParlophone34180404834
02/09/1931Lloyd Keating's Music (Rich)Velvet Tone2311-V100487
02/21/1931Ralph Bennett & Seven AcesMelotoneM12108E36133
01/21/1939Ruby Newman & His OrchestraDecca2361964919
01/21/1939Ruby Newman & His OrchestraDecca2303-A64919
04/07/1939Les Brown's Band Of ReknownBluebirdB1021134606
05/19/1939Hal Kemp & His OrchestraVictor26278037131
05/19/1939Hal Kemp & His OrchestraVictor2728537131
12/18/1941Eddy Duchin & His OrchestraColumbia36544CO31995
10/25/1943Benny Carter & His OrchestraCapitol1003896
07/31/1947Sidney Bechet QuartetColumbia38321CO38041
1930The New Yorkersstagestage originalintroduced
1962I Left My Heart In San Franciscorecording(unspecified)
Love For Sale