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DOWN IN THE DEPTHS From the Broadway Show "Red, Hot And Blue" (1936) (Cole Porter) Ethel Merman - 1936 Ruby Newman & Orch. - 1936 Helen Carr - 1955 Mabel Mercer - 1955 Johnny Hartman - 1955 Ella Fitzgerald - 1972 William Bolcom & Joan Morris - 1988 Julie Wilson - 1990 Lisa Stansfield - 1991 Tony Bennett - 1995 Bud Noble - 2000 Also recorded by: Blossom Dearie; Pamela Myers; Hugh Shannon; Sylvia Syms; Portia Nelson. Verse Manhattan-Iím up a tree The one Iíve most adored Is bored With me. Manhattan, Iím awfílly nice, Nice people dine with me, And even twice. Yet the only one in the world Iím mad about Talks of somebody else And walks out. Refrain With a million neon rainbows burning below me And a million blazing taxis raising a roar Here I sit, above the town In my pet pailletted gown* Down in the depths on the ninetieth floor. While the crowds at El Morocco punish the parquet And at ď21Ē the couples clamor for more** Iím deserted and depressed In my regal eagle nest Down in the depths on the ninetieth floor. When the only one you wanted wants another Whatís the use of swank and cash in the bank galore? Why, even the janitorís wife Has a perfectly good love life*** And here am I Facing tomorrow Alone with my sorrow Down in the depths on the ninetieth floor. * Or: Here I sit while deep despair Haunts my castle in the air ** Or: While the founders at Leon and Eddieís ďroll down the mountainĒ And the mobs that storm the Stork Club clutter the door, **Or: While the crowds in all the night clubs punish the parquet And the bars are packed with couples calling for more, *** Or: Why, even the janitorís wife Has some sentiment in her life ***** DOWN IN THE DEPTHS Lisa Stanfield With a million neon rainbows burning below me And a million blazing taxis raising a roar Here I sit, above the town In my pet pailletted gown Down in the depths on the ninetieth floor. While the crowds in all the night clubs punish the parquet And the bars are packed with couples calling for more I'm deserted and depressed In my regal eagle nest Down in the depths on the ninetieth floor. When the only one you wanted wants another What's the use of swank and cash in a bank galore? Why, even the janitor's wife Has a perfectly good love life And here am I Facing tomorrow Alone with my sorrow Down in the depths on the ninetieth floor. When the only one you wanted wants another What's the use of swank and cash in a bank galore? Why, even the janitor's wife Has a perfectly good love life And here am I Facing tomorrow Alone with my sorrow I'm down in the depths on the ninetieth floor. Still in the depths on the ninetieth floor With a million neon rainbows burning below me. (Contributed by Carlene Bogle - 2002)

    


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