Always True To You In My Fashion
(from "Kiss Me, Kate")
Words & Music:
Cole Porter (1948)
Cole Porter is one of my favorite wordsmiths. Ella Fitzgerald made this famous, but I love Lisa Kirk's version.
If a custom tailored vet asks me out for something wet.
When the vet begins to pet, I cry, "Hooray!"
But I'm always true to you, darlin', in my fashion.
Yes, I'm always true to you, darlin', in my way.
I've been asked to have a meal by a big tycoon in steel,
If the meal includes a deal, accept I may.
There's an oil man known as Tex, who is keen to give me checks.
And his checks, I fear, means that Tex is here to stay.
From Ohio Mister Thorn calls me up from night 'til morn.
Mister Thorn once cornered corn and that ain't hay!
From Milwaukee Mister Fritz often dines me at the Ritz.
Mister Fritz invented Schlitz and Schlitz must pay.
Mister Harris, plutocrat, wants to give my cheek a pat.
If the Harris pat means a Paris hat, pay, pay!