[78-L] Switched subjects

David Lennick dlennick at sympatico.ca.invalid
Tue Apr 10 06:25:33 PDT 2018

There Ain't No Sweet Man That's Worth the Salt of My Tears -- Bing (obvious one)


On 4/10/2018 1:39 AM, Malcolm wrote:
> I just came across a Nat Cole record on eBay. It's the classic "The Man
> I Love"
> played by his trio as an instrumental. I was actually wondering if he'd try
> singing it straight (no pun intended) but he neatly side-stepped the issue.
> And that made me think...
> In the teens and 20s it seems there were any number of songs written for a
> woman vocalist but sung with lyrics intact by a male singer. And I couldn't
> think of one example, though I know I've heard a few.
> Can anyone think of any that were done properly, not as a parody? And no
> fair mentioning lyrics that change the gender of the singer, either!
> However, there's one really great example of that which I came across
>   Â recently. The tune is "Why Don't You Do Right?" and here's Peggy Lee's
> version:
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uTcw_A80Bo
> But the original lyric was written for a man to perform.
> Stumped as to who wrote and performed it?
> Go here:
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFBeEShBzHY
> Now that's a switch!
> Anyhow men doing women's songs and/or women doing men's tunes are the
> questions of the day.
> I look forward to your answers!
> Malcolm
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