Daily Archives: Novembre 2, 2018

The Trolley Song – Música

“The Trolley Song” is a song written by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane and made famous by Judy Garland in the 1944 film Meet Me in St. Louis. In a 1989 NPR interview, Blane said the song was inspired by a picture of a trolleycar in a turn-of-the-century newspaper. In 1974 he had said that the picture was in a book he’d found at the Beverly Hills Public Library and was captioned “‘Clang, Clang, Clang,’ Went the Trolley.”

MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS (’44): “The Trolley Song”

1944 HITS ARCHIVE: The Trolley Song – Judy Garland

With my high-starched collar and my high-top shoes
And my hair piled high upon my head
I went to lose a jolly hour on the trolley and lost my heart instead
With his light brown derby and his bright green tie
He was quite the handsomest of men
I started to yen so I counted to ten
Then I counted to ten again

Clang, clang, clang went the trolley
Ding, ding, ding went the bell
Zing, zing, zing went my heartstrings
From the moment I saw him I fell

Chug, chug, chug went the motor
Bump, bump, bump went the break
Thump, thump, thump went my heartstrings
When he smiled I could feel the car shake

He tipped his hat and took a seat
He said he hoped he hadn’t stepped upon my feet
He asked my name, I held my breath
I couldn’t speak because he scared me half to death

Buzz, buzz, buzz went the buzzer
Flop, flop, flop went the wheels
Stop, stop, stop went my heartstrings
As he started to go then I started to know
How it feels
When the Universe reels

The day was bright, the air was sweet
The smell of honeysuckle charmed you off your feet
You tried to sing but couldn’t squeak
In fact you loved him so you couldn’t even speak

Buzz, buzz, buzz went the buzzer
Flop, flop, flop went the wheels
Stop, stop, stop went my heartstrings
As he started to leave
I took hold of his sleeve with my hand
And as if it were planned

He stayed on with me
And it was grand just to stand
With his hand holding mine
To the end of the line

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