Sunday, November 16, 2008

Blame It On The Bossa Nova

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Maybe the financial collapse can be blamed on the bossa nova?
Eydie Gorme Gormenzano was mentioned here previously and even "spotted" by her cousin who discovered the posting
"Blame it on the Bossa Nova" is a 1963 hit song performed by Eydie GormĂ©. It reached #7 on the US charts and #32 on the UK charts. She also recorded the song in Spanish, “CĂșlpale a la bossa nova.”[The song was written by Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann.
I was at a dance when he caught my eye
Standin' all alone lookin' sad and shy
We began to dance, swaying' to and fro
And soon I knew I'd never let him go
Blame it on the bossa nova with its magic spell
Blame it on the bossa nova that he did so well
Oh, it all began with just one little dance
But then it ended up a big romance
Blame it on the bossa nova
The dance of love
(Now was it the moon?)
No, no, the bossa nova
(Or the stars above?)
No, no, the bossa nova
(Now was it the tune?)
Yeah, yeah, the bossa nova
(The dance of love)
[Instrumental organ]
Now I'm glad to say I'm his bride to be
And we're gonna raise a family
And when our kids ask how it came about
I'm gonna say to them without a doubt
Blame it on the bossa nova with its magic spell
Blame it on the bossa nova that he did so well
Oh, it all began with just one little dance
But then it ended up a big romance
Blame it on the bossa nova
The dance of love
(Now was it the moon?)
No, no, the bossa nova
(Or the stars above?)
No, no, the bossa nova
(Now was it the tune? )
Yeah, yeah, the bossa nova
(The dance of love)
(Now was it the moon?)
No, no, the bossa nova
(Or the stars above ?)
[Fade]
No, no, the bossa nova


Amazing how writing this jogs the memory. I remember taking a social dancing course at Brooklyn College on Saturdays while I was attending there in the late 60's. This was one the records played by the teacher, Gussie Green. I was one of the "stars" of the class and I had visions that my partner was Nancy Bueller again. Wow, that was buried somewhere in some lobe until now.

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