Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Wine, Women and Wrong

Far from bubbly and gay in the throng,
Larry's rubbed the wrong way by a song
It's upbeat, life-affirming,
In his seat he keeps squirming,
Knowing stubble one day will grow long.

All is not quiet in the HOUSE OF THE WOLF MAN. Image: Lon Chaney Jr. as Larry Talbot, and festival singer Adia Kuznetzoff in Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943). Here are our previous rhymes on this scene. And here's the scene and song on youtube.

FARO-LA, FARO-LI (Song of the New Wine)
Curt Siodmak / Hans J. Salter

Come one and all and sing a song
Faro-la, faro-li!
For life is short, but death is long
Faro-la, faro-li!
There'll be no music in the tomb
So sing with joy and down with gloom
Tonight the new wine is in bloom
Faro-la, faro-li!

Tonight we toast our happy host
Faro-la, faro-li!
For he's the man we love the most
Faro-la, faro-li!
He's barrel-chested, dipper-lipped
For drinking wine, he's well-equipped
But where's his chest? It must have slipped
Faro-la, faro-li!

If Franzec never drank at all
Faro-la, faro-li!
He might not care for alcohol
Faro-la, faro-li!
But since he drinks them by the score
He loves his bottles more and more
He even likes them on the floor
Faro-la, faro-li!

Now here's a pair of newly-weds
Faro-la, faro-li!
With love and kisses in their heads
Faro-la, faro-li!
Tonight there's only he and she
Just one and two, as you can see
But very soon they may be three
Faro-la, faro-li!

The wine tonight is nobly blessed
Faro-la, faro-li!
By such a lady and her guest
Faro-la, faro-li!
To them a toast, come drink with me
That they may ever happy be
And may they live eternally
Faro-la, faro-li!

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