In The Cool, Cool, Cool Of The Evening
Here Comes The Groom, (1951)
In The Cool, Cool, Cool Of The Evening
1951
English
Johnny Mercer
Hoagy Carmichael
Here Comes The Groom
film
1951
CHORUS LEADIN
In the cool, cool, cool of the evening
Tell 'em I'll be there
In the cool, cool, cool of the evening
Better save a chair
When the party's gettin' a glow on
And singin' fills the air
In the shank of the night
When the doin's are right
You can tell 'em I'll be there.
VERSE 1
Sue wants a barbecue,
Sam wants to boil a ham,
Grace votes for Bouillabaisse stew. -- What's that?
Jake wants a weeny bake,
Steak and a layer cake,
He'll get a tummy ache too.
We'll rent a tent or tepee.
Let the town crier cry. -- "All's well!"
And if it's RSVP
This is what I'll reply:
CHORUS 1
In the cool, cool, cool of the evening
Tell 'em we'll be there
If you need a pair of freeloaders
To fracture your affair
I may even give them Pagliacci
Now stand back and give him air
If one can relax
And we'll have a few yaks
And you can tell them we'll be there
VERSE 2
"Oui" said the bumblebee,"
"Let's have a jubilee"
"When?" said the prairie hen, "Soon?"
"Sure" said the dinosaur.
"Where?" said the grizzly bear,
"Under the light of the moon?"
"How `bout ya, brother, jackass?"
Ev'ryone gaily cried,
"You comin' to the fracas?"
Over his specs he sighed:
CHORUS 2
In the cool, cool, cool of the evening
Tell 'em I'll be there
In the cool, cool, cool of the evening
Slickum on my hair
If perchance we look a bit peaked
Remember "C'est la guerre!"
If we're still on our feet
And there's something to eat
Well you can tell them we'll be there.
VERSE 3
"Oui" said the bumblebee,"
"Let's have a jubilee"
"When?" said the prairie hen, "Soon?"
"Sure" said the dinosaur.
"Where?" said the grizzly bear,
"Under the light of the moon?"
"How `bout ya, brother jackass?"
Ev'ryone gaily cried,
"You comin' to the fracas?"
Over his specs he sighed:
CHORUS 3
In the cool, cool, cool of the evening
Tell 'em I'll be there
In the cool, cool, cool of the evening
Better save a chair
When the party's getting a glow on
And singin' fills the air
If there's gas in my hack
And my laundry is back
If there's room for one more
And you need me, "Why sure!"
If you need a new face
Or a tenor or base
If I can climb out of bed
And put a hat on my head
Well you can tell 'em we'll be there.
CHORUS (alternative)
In the cool, cool, cool of the evening
Tell 'em I'll be there
In the cool, cool, cool of the evening
Slickum on my hair.
When the party's gettin' a glow on
And singin' fills the air
If I ain't in the clink,
And there's sumpin' to drink,
You can tell 'em I'll be there.
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RecordedPerformersLabelCat.#Matrix
Jo Stafford, Frankie LaineColumbia39466HCO4490
Frankie CarleRCA Victor20-4189
04/09/1951Dean MartinCapitol17037326
06/13/1951Les Brown & His Band of RenownCoral60526W81154T7A
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