Tuesday, December 16, 2008

 

A Hammerstein Rhyme

Mark Steyn writes:

For a driving rhythm number in the show Sunny (1925), Hammerstein wrote:

Who stole my heart away?
Who makes me dream all day?
Dreams I know can never be true
Seems as though I’ll ever be blue.


Can’t see why I’m so impressed by the rhymes? Here—let me hit the italics key:

Dreams I know can never be true
Seems as though I’ll ever be blue.


That’s quite a rhyme scheme.

The entire Steyn article in The New Criterion on Hammerstein is good.

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