“More,” from the 1962 film Mondo Cane, sung by Judy Garland…
To quote Bugs Bunny, “Ain’t I a stinker?” Seriously, it was the first thing I thought of when I saw the prompt.
I had a friend who was going to sing this to his bride at his wedding. He never did, because she broke up with him. Which is probably a good thing, because most of his friends (myself included) would be making faces at him, trying to get him to break up while he was singing. We could be kind of jerks sometimes…
When I started learning jazz, I was introduced to the “Rhythm changes,” the chord changes in the song “I Got Rhythm” by the Gershwin brothers. They’re apparently the basis for many of the songs jazz players know. I attended the National Guitar Workshop one year, and one of the guest lecturers was Trey Anastasio, who had been an attendee for several years in his days before Phish. He and the band (made up, I believe, of instructors) did a lengthy jam based on the Rhythm changes. The reason I thought of that was because of the lyrics of the song:
I got rhythm,
I got music,
I got my girl
Who could ask for anything more?
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