March 7: Songs

March 7
Songs

 

184.

One’s as wealthy as a king in a palace

Tho’ he’s callous and cold

He may learn to give his heart for love

Instead of buyin’ it with gold

Then the poor man’s roses

And the thrill when we kiss

Will be memories of paradise

That I’ll never miss

Now, if you’re blue

And you don’t know where to go to

Why don’t you go where fashion sits

Puttin’ on the Ritz.

~Irving Berlin, “Puttin’ on the Ritz” (1929)

 

185.

I’m tired of Love: I’m still more tired of Rhyme,

But Money gives me pleasure all the time.

~Hilaire Belloc, “Fatigued,” Sonnets and Verse (1923)

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