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Perry Como ( The ) Whiffenpoof Song Lyrics

Last updated: 03/31/2013 08:55:21 AM

To the tables down at Mory's
To the place where Louie dwells
To the dear old Temple bar we love so well
Sing the Whiffenpoofs assembled with their glasses raised on high
And the magic of their singing casts its spell

Yes, the magic of their singing of the songs we love so well
"Shall I Wasting" and "Mavourneen" and the rest
We will serenade our Louie while life and voice shall last
Then we'll pass and be forgotten with the rest

We're poor little lambs who have lost our way
Baa, baa, baa
We're little black sheep who have gone astray
Baa, baa, baa

Gentleman songsters off on a spree
Doomed from here to eternity
Lord have mercy on such as we
Baa, baa, baa

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Damned, not Doomed, From Here to Eternity | Reviewer: Will Baker | 3/30/13

The chorus is taken nearly verbatim from Kipling's poem "Gentlemen-Rankers", changed to "gentleman songsters" in the Song; and Kipling wrote "Damned from here to eternity" changed to "Doomed..." in the Song. This all happened well before Rhett told Scarlett that he didn't give a damn.