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A Fine Romance

Lyrics:Dorothy Fields
Music:Jerome Kern

The song was publishe 1936.

The song was written for the musical film, Swing Time,
where it was co-introduced by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
Astaire had a major record hit on Brunswick records.
However, it was made most famous by Billie Holiday's recording,
also done in 1936.

In Hollywood, Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald recorded their version
of the song in the summer of 1957.
In 1963, Fitzgerald included a solo rendition on her Verve Records album,
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Jerome Kern Songbook,
produced by Norman Granz.


Swing Time


A fine romance, with no kisses
A fine romance, my friend this is
We should be like a couple of hot tomatoes
But you're as cold as yesterday's mashed potatoes

A fine romance, you won't nestle
A fine romance, you won't even wrestle
I might as well play bridge with my old maid aunt
I haven't got a chance
This is a fine romance

A fine romance, my good fellow
You take romance, I'll take jello
You're calmer than the seals in the Arctic Ocean
At least they flap their fins to express emotion

A fine romance with no quarrels
With no insults and all morals
I've never mussed the crease in your blue serge pants
I never get the chance
This is a fine romance

(* Sinatra's 2nd chorus)
A fine romance, with no kisses
A fine romance, my friend this is
We two should be like clams in the dish of chowder
But we just fizz like parts of settless powder

A fine romance with no clinches
A fine romance with no flinches
You're just as hard to land as the Ile de France
I haven't got a chance.
This is a fine romance




Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers(A Fine Romance)
Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers


Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong(A Fine Romance)
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong


Billie Holiday(A Fine Romance)
Billie Holiday


Stacey Kent & Jim Tomlinson(A Fine Romance)
Stacey Kent & Jim Tomlinson


Lena Horne(A Fine Romance)
Lena Horne








Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers





Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong





Billie Holiday





Stacey Kent





Lena Horne





Frank Sinatra





Marilyn Monroe




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






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