Monday, September 22, 2008

Mae West: Troubled Waters

MAE WEST sang "Troubled Waters" in her 1934 motion picture "Belle of the Nineties."
• • Arthur Johnston and Sam Coslow have provided four crimson chansons — "My Old Flame," "Troubled Waters," "My American Beauty," and "When a St. Louis Woman Comes Down to New Orleans" — which are quite perfect, and Miss West delivers them in her inimitable adenoidal contralto, said The New York Times review printed on 22 September 1934.
• • Troubled Waters lyrics
• • (by: Arthur Johnston and Sam Coslow )
I must be
One of the devil's daughters
They look at me with scorn
I'll never hear their horn
Sometimes
It's like being in chains
Sometimes I hang my head
In chains
When people see me
They scandalize my name
I'm going down
To the devil's daughter
I'm gonna drown
In that troubled water
It's coming round my soul
It's way beyond control
I must be one
I must be one
I must be
One of the devil's daughters
They look at me with scorn
I'll never hear their horn
Sometimes it's like
Being in chains
Sometimes I hang my head
In chains
When people see me
They scandalize my name
I'm going down
To the devil's daughter
I'm gonna drown
In that troubled water
It's coming round my soul
It's way beyond control
I must be one
I must be one
I must be
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• • Come up and see Mae every day online: http://MaeWest.blogspot.com/
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• • Mae West • • 1934
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Mae West.

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