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Thread #34307   Message #3329982
Posted By: MGM·Lion
28-Mar-12 - 01:30 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Don't Fence Me In (Cole Porter)
Subject: RE: Origins: Don't Fence Me In (Cole Porter)
I remember my father was much struck by this song when we heard Roy Rogers sing it in 1944 in 'Hollywood Canteen' (one of those 'composite' films much regarded at the time which really constituted a sort of divertissement of various artistes performing in some particular milieu, framed by somewhat feeble and jejune plots about people visiting the venues).

He [my father] would always say that he thought the lines "I will ride to the ridge where the West commences, Gaze upon the moon until I lose my senses" fit to rank with the most beautiful of poetry.