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This is a tribute lyric to Cole Porter in the form of "You're The Top" his 1934 "list" style poetic lyric and often performed song which was part of the hit musical Anything Goes.

 

Ya know baby you're usually right Center cut, intherace, that's your place On target, red carpet, gotomarket Hittin' the bull's eye, 'n baby, I'm your guy Smack-Dab babe Like the Nile, you flow the right way Like Carlyle, know what ta say With you, I'm okay If ever I'm off and stray Grab meaway, gimme a jab Baby, that's Smack-Dab You're like Ophelia, Antonin Scailia, multimedia, memorabilia Honey, you're KarmannGhia! Oh, callmea cab Baby, you're Smack-Dab You're Lash La Rue, Peggy Sue, Scooby Doo, Mister Magoo Honey, You're Super Glue! Wow! Back to the lab Baby, you're Smack-Dab You're so sure We're at that stage, we needa sage Honey, you're the rage! Baby, you're Smack-Dab You're like Al Gore, Dorothy Lamour, Dinah Shore, Za Za Gabor Honey, you're no bore! Ain't never drab Baby, you're Smack-Dab You're so fab Fit as a fiddle, Nelson Riddle, heat upthe griddle Honey, you're in the middle! Baby, you're Smack-Dab You're Buster Crabbe, Colin McNab, take a stab, my bar tab Honey, you're my rehab! Ah, the gift a gab Baby, you're Smack-Dab While it's true only you I adore I really oughtta tell you more Baby, Imma big time loser, a simple fleck Honey, you're a sure winner, a stacked deck You're my Madonna, only one I wanna Someday you'll get rings 'n things For now your praises, it's me who sings I'd rope a Picasso with my trusty lasso Ya know I'd buyeth, if I saw a good Wyeth Honey, you're the latest 'n the greatest Baby, that's Smack-Dab

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 7/5/2020 8:07:00 AM
This is well articulated write Greg! So many references in a perfect blend of flow and rhythm. This is creatively done. Congratulations on your win :) Keep writing and inspiring
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Greg Gaul
Date: 7/5/2020 10:06:00 AM
Aditi, so glad you enjoyed the fun!
Date: 7/1/2020 12:27:00 AM
Lookout, Broadway, here comes Greg Gaul! Following in the fabulous footsteps of the master, Cole Porter! Really Greg, this is top shelf lyric writing. Loved "I'd rope a Picasso with my trusty lasso / Ya know I'd buyeth, if I saw a good Wyeth". Great concept, clever rhymes, well executed. Congratulations, and keep up the great work ~ John
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Greg Gaul
Date: 7/1/2020 6:05:00 AM
John, I respect your notice and especially this cogent and kind critique. So glad you enjoyed this bit of word play fun. Fact is, that's what millions loved about Cole's original. Most appreciated your visit John.
Date: 6/30/2020 12:19:00 PM
Hey Greg who knew you were a rapper? This is a fun write enjoyed the rhymes they're hilarious, congrats on a nice placement!
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Greg Gaul
Date: 6/30/2020 4:03:00 PM
John, thanks for your placement and your hosting the contest. Cole Porter would thank you too ( my poem was a tribute piece to Cole Porter's 1934 Broadway hit Anything Goes).
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Greg Gaul
Date: 6/30/2020 3:57:00 PM
John, thanks for your placement and your hosting the contest. Cole Porter would thank you too ( my poem was a tribute piece to zcole Porter's 1934 Broadway hit Anything Goes).
Date: 6/8/2019 7:35:00 PM
Oh, this is such a fun and fantastic poem, Greg. The rhythm and rhymes are amazing! Your artistry shines in this awesome lyric. congratulations on your excellent win. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
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Greg Gaul
Date: 6/9/2019 5:15:00 PM
So encouraging to see that you enjoyed this zany piece. It was fun to be part of the contest and I congratulate you as well for your passionate entry. Thanks ever so.
Date: 6/6/2019 11:41:00 AM
I had a smile all the way through this fun lyrical poem Greg. Love seeing it as a First Place winner. Congratulations! : )
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Greg Gaul
Date: 6/6/2019 3:09:00 PM
Noticed your poem right next mine Connie. Just too much fun. Congrats to you too. Seeing your name and the others makes me feel good. Thanks again for the note, ghadzooks you're quick!
Date: 6/14/2018 11:31:00 AM
Awesome!! I bet y'all have a lot of fun. :) Congratulations on your win!
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Greg Gaul
Date: 6/14/2018 3:54:00 PM
So "Dancin' Sue" I've got one for you. But sincere thanks are due for your kind review. It's called Dance Secrets if you get time. Hope you enjoy the rhyme. You're somethin'. Ain't it fun?
Date: 6/9/2018 11:14:00 PM
Congrats on your win with this original dance, Greg.
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Greg Gaul
Date: 6/10/2018 3:25:00 PM
Thanks truly Line. This is a bit of whimsy no doubt but fun to do.
Date: 4/28/2018 8:18:00 AM
Beautiful, unique, lovely, rare, effable and creative. Lovely work.
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Greg Gaul
Date: 4/28/2018 3:17:00 PM
Really appreciate your approval and kind commentary. It's an offbeat try (no pun) for me, so I'm hanging out there a bit. Your commentary supports. Thanks.