In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening

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"In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening" is a popular song with music by Hoagy Carmichael and lyrics by Johnny Mercer.[1] It was written for the 1951 film, Here Comes the Groom, and won the Academy Award for Best Original Song.[1]

The recording by Bing Crosby and Jane Wyman was released by Decca Records as catalog number 27678.[2] It first reached the Billboard Best Seller chart on September 21, 1951, and lasted six weeks on the chart, peaking at number 23.[3]

Lyrics:

Sue wants a barbecue, Sam wants to boil a ham, Grace votes for Bouillabaisse Stew.

Jake wants a weeny bake, steak and a layer cake, he'll get a tummyache too.

We'll rent a tent or teepee. Let the town crier cry.

And if it's R.S.V.P. this is what I'll reply;


In the cool, cool, cool of the evenin', tell 'em I'll be there.

In the cool, cool, cool of the evenin', better save a chair.

When the party's gettin' a glow on, 'n' singin' fills the air,

In the shank o' the night when the doin's are right, you can tell 'em I'll be there.


"Whee!" said the bumble bee, "Let's have a jubilee!" "When?" said the prairie hen, "Soon?"

"Shore!" 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 specks he sighed;


In the cool, cool, cool of the evenin', tell 'em I'll be there.

In the cool, cool, cool of the evenin', slickum on my hair.

When the party's gettin' a glow on, 'n' 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.


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 134. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ Decca Records in the 27500 to 27999 series
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1973). Top Pop Records 1940-1955. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research.