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There's a Small Hotel

Lyrics:Lorenz Hart
Music:Richard Rodgers

The song was publishe 1936.

“There’s a Small Hotel,” originally written for the Billy Rose production
of Jumbo but dropped, was introduced in the 1936 musical On Your Toes
by Doris Carson and Ray Bolger.
According to Thomas S. Hischak in The American Musical Theatre Song
Encyclopedia the song was reprised by Luella Gear and Monty Woolley
with a comic lyric.
The show ran for a total of 315 performances,
one of the two longest running shows of the year.
The London production of the show opened in 1937.
The show was revived on Broadway in 1954 but ran
for only 64 performances.
However, the 1983 revival ran for 505 performances,
won several Tony awards, and produced a cast album.

“There’s a Small Hotel” was sung by Frank Sinatra in the film version
of Pal Joey and by Betty Garrett in the film biopic of Rodgers
and Hart, Words and Music.
It has been recorded by many of the stalwarts of jazz including
Count Basie, Oscar Peterson, Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Goodman,
Coleman Hawkins, Charlie Parker, and Joe Williams.
Others who have recorded it include composer/keyboardist Joe Zawinul
and three trombonists, Bennie Green, J. J. Johnson,
and Kai Winding, with strings.
It is sung on new recordings by Rebecca Kilgore, Nancy King,
and Madeline Eastman.


On Your Toes 


I'd like to get away, Junior
Somewhere alone with you
It could be oh, so gay, Junior
You need a laugh or two

A certain place I know, Frankie
Where funny people can have fun
That's where the two will go, Darling
Before you can count up
One, two, three. For ...

There's a small hotel
With a wishing well
I wish that we were there together
There's a (no) bridal suite
One room bright and neat
Complete for us to share together

Looking through the window
You can see a distant steeple
Not a sign of people ∓ who wants people?
When the steeple bell says,
"Good night, sleep well,"
We'll thank the small hotel together

Pretty window curtains made of chince
In a make believe land
On the wall are several cheerful prints
Of Grant and Grover Cleveland

Look out into the parlor and feast your eyes
On the moose head on the wall
Perhaps you'd like to play the organ
They tune it every other fall.

When the steeple bell says,
"Good night, sleep well,"
We'll thank the small hotel
We'll creep into our little shell
And we will thank the small hotel together




Frank Sinatra(There's a Small Hotel)
Frank Sinatra


Ella Fitzgerald(There's a Small Hotel)
Ella Fitzgerald


Jane Monheit(There's a Small Hotel) 
Jane Monheit


Della Reese(There's a Small Hotel)
Della Reese


Jo Stafford(There's a Small Hotel)
Jo Stafford









Frank Sinatra





Ella Fitzgerald





Jane Monheit





Della Reese





Dorothy Ashby





Sammy Davis, Jr. & Carmen McRae





Jaclyn Guillo




"When you hear music, after it's over, it's gone in the air.
You can never capture it again. "




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