Track Title:               Frim Fram Sauce

Album Title:               All For You
Prime Artist:              Diana Krall
Originally made famous by: Nat King Cole
Written by:                Redd Evans

Written by:                Joe Ricardel

Lyrics:
from JohnnyO
There's a good reason that you couldn't decipher that part...because
it's gibberish. In Nat's original version, there's a tip-off sentence
that explains the whole thing. Here first is Diana's
version, followed
by Nat's. Each of them, by the way, uses a different
gibberish line in the song, so each has been given the one specific
to that performer.

Having said that, I must, in all fairness, give equal time
to those
who have a dissenting opinion. Quoting from the liner notes to
Mosaic's 18-CD set, "Some older musicians contend that,
while the
title made as much sense as "Shoo Fly Pie," in fact there
really was
an "Ausen" bakery that served something called "chefafa" on
the side."
Personally, I wonder more about what those "older musicians"
had been
drinking than what they had been eating...especially in
light of Nat's
final line.

There was a wealth of material to choose from for Nat, this
being one
of his most-recorded songs, including a V-disc recording and
at least
3 live versions that have been issued on CD alone, ALL of which
include the final line that explains the whole thing. I went
with the
domestically-released studio version for the transcript.

Anyway, it's a shame to realize that my dream girl has feet of
clay... leaving out the joke without which the song makes no sense.
But she compensates for it with a neat stride intro which
sounds a lot
like Fats Waller with a hangover...as opposed to Nat's own intro,
which sounds more like Art Tatum on 'ludes...and I must say it's
refreshing to know that this is the second lyric from
Diana/Nat I've
been asked to post here...


Diana Krall

Frim Fram Sauce
All For You (A Dedication to The Nat King Cole Trio)

I don't want French-fried potatoes,
Red, ripe tomatoes.
I'm never satisfied.
I want the Frim Fram Sauce
With the oss and fay
With shifafa on the side.

I don't want pork chops and bacon.
That won't awaken
My appetite inside.
I want the Frim Fram Sauce
With the oss and fay
With shifafa on the side.

Well, you know,
A girl, she really got to eat,
And a girl, she should eat right.
Five will get you ten
I'm gonna feed myself right tonight.

I don't want fish-cakes and Rye bread,
You heard what I said.
Waiter, please, I want mine fried.
I want the Frim Fram Sauce
With the oss and fay
With shifafa on the side.

Shoo, doo-doo-doo-ya, doo, doo;
Shuuba doo-ya doo, sheeya-did'n'doo.

I don't want French-fried potatoes,
Red, ripe tomatoes. I'm never satisfied. I want the Frim Fram Sauce With the oss and fay With shifafa on the side. I don't want pork chops and bacon. That won't awaken My appetite inside. I want the Frim Fram Sauce With the oss and fay With shifafa on the side. Now you know, Girls. we really got to eat, And you know we should eat right. Five will get you ten I'm gonna feed myself right tonight. I don't want fish-cakes and Rye bread, You heard what I said. Waiter, please, I want mine fried. I want the Frim Fram Sauce With the oss and fay With shifafa on the side. Ooh, with shifafa, uh, on the side. --- The Frim Fram Sauce Nat King Cole/The King Cole Trio I don't want French-fried potatoes, Red, ripe tomatoes. I'm never satisfied. I want the Frim Fram Sauce With feeossanfay With shifafa on the side. I don't want pork chops and bacon. That won't awaken My appetite inside. I want the Frim Fram Sauce With feeossanfay With shifafa on the side. A fella really got to eat, An' a fella should eat right. Five will get you ten I'm gonna feed myself right tonight. I don't want fish-cakes and Rye bread. You heard what I said. Waiter, please serve mine fried. I want the Frim Fram Sauce With feeossanfay With shifafa on the side. A fella really got to eat, An' a fella should eat right. Five will get you ten I'm gonna feed myself right tonight. I don't want fish-cakes and Rye bread. You heard what I said. Waiter, please serve mine fried. I want the Frim Fram Sauce With feeossanfay With shifafa on the side. Now, if you don't have it, Just bring me a check for the water. --- From: "Johnny O" tpeach@gte.net
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