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'To Keep My Love Alive" 
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Post 'To Keep My Love Alive"
Honestly one of the wittiest songs Larry Hart ever wrote...
Sung by Vivianne Segal in the revival of "Connecticut Yankee" as Morgan Le Fay...


Heres just the first verse and a few refrains...comments anyone?




Morgan Le Fay:


I've been married and married,
And often I've sighed,
I'm never a bridesmaid,
I'm always the bride.
I never divorced them-
I hadn't the heart.
Yet remember these sweet words
"Till death do us part."




I married many men,
A ton of them,
And yet I was untrue to none of them
because I bumped off ev'ry one of them
to keep my love alive

Sir Paul was a frail;
he looked a wreck to me.
At night he was a horse's neck to me
So I performed an appendectomy
To keep my love alive.

Sir Thomas had insomnia
he couldn't sleep at night.
I bought a little arsenic
he's sleeping now all right.

Sir Philip played the harp;
I cussed the thing.
I crowned with his harp
to bust the thing.
And now he plays where harps are
just the thing,
To keep my love alive,
To keep my love alive.



I thought Sir George had possibilities,
but his flirtations made me ill at ease,
and when I'm ill at ease
I kill at ease
To keep my love alive.

Sir Charles came from a sanatorium
and yelled for drinks in my emporium
I mixed one drink
He's in memorium
To keep my love alive.

Sir Francis was a singing bird
A nightingale. That's why
I tossed him off my balcony
To see if he could fly
Sir Athelstane indulged in fratricide;
He killed his dad and that was patricide
One night I stabbed him at my mattress side
To keep my love alive,
To keep my love alive.

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Definitely one of my favorite songs! I can't wait to get older and sing this at a cabaret!

I would love to see Elaine Stritch do it! LOL!


Thu Oct 19, 2006 9:29 am
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jazzygirlsings wrote:
Definitely one of my favorite songs! I can't wait to get older and sing this at a cabaret!

I would love to see Elaine Stritch do it! LOL!

you dont need to be older,remember morgan is a sorcress she alwyas looks 20 something :)


and yes stritch should do it!!!

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True about Morgan, but in a cabaret setting, it usually works with an older woman better...And how many people put on CT Yankee...? I haven't seen any auds for that...I think...ever! LOL! It's a shame, really...

I think Elaine Stritch would be HILARIOUS doing this song!


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Salome wrote:
comments anyone?


Very cool. I'd like to have a recording of it.

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jazzygirlsings wrote:
I would love to see Elaine Stritch do it!

Salome wrote:
Yes, Stritch should do it!!!

Voila: Elaine Stritch singing "To Keep My Love Alive".

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