Tuesday, March 24, 2009


As recorded by Anita Ellis, for the singing
voice of Rita Hayworth in the film "Gilda":

When Mrs. O'Leary's cow
Kicked the lantern in Chicago town
They say that started the fire
That burned Chicago down
That's the story that went around
But here's the real low-down
Put the blame on Mame, boys
Put the blame on Mame
Mame kissed a buyer from out of town
That kiss burned Chicago down
So you can put the blame on Mame, boys
Put the blame on Mame

Remember the blizzard, back in Manhattan
In eighteen-eighty-six
They say that traffic was tied up
And folks were in a fix
That's the story that went around
But here's the real low-down
Put the blame on Mame, boys
Put the blame on Mame
Mame gave a chump such an ice-cold "No"
For seven days they shovelled snow
So you can put the blame on Mame, boys
Put the blame on Mame

When they had the earthquake in San Francisco
Back in nineteen-six
They said that Mother Nature
Was up to her old tricks
That's the story that went around
But here's the real low-down
Put the blame on Mame, boys
Put the blame on Mame
One night she started to shim and shake
That brought on the Frisco quake
So you can put the blame on Mame, boys
Put the blame on Mame

They once had a shootin' up in the Klondike
When they got Dan McGrew
Folks were putting the blame on
The lady known as Lou
That's the story that went around
But here's the real low-down
Put the blame on Mame, boys
Put the blame on Mame
Mame did a dance called the hoochy-coo
That's the thing that slew McGrew
So you can put the blame on Mame, boys
Put the blame on Mame

8 comments:

Samosas for One said...

Something tells me you have a little bit of Mame in you.

GeNeRaCiOn AsErE said...

bella y glamoroza! wow, aquella epoca nos guarda misterios inexplorados...

A Cuban In London said...

No wonder Andy Dufresne had a thing about her, plus the poster covered up his escape route.

Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

From This Moment to That said...

Hoochy coo...
hoochy coo....


Loved Rita Hayworth!! :)

MotherMotherOcean said...

LOVED IT.

Paul Pincus said...

love this ... and your weblog.

the madame x header is gorgeous.

paris parfait said...

Ah, the incomparable Rita Hayworth!

Susan said...

Bonjour & merci !! love the John Singer Sargent xo S & les Gang

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