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Thread #23959   Message #3900189
Posted By: Jim Dixon
17-Jan-18 - 01:46 PM
Thread Name: Songs about money ($$$$$$$$$$)
Subject: Lyr Add: WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE? (C Porter
Who knew that the TV game show got its name from this song? Found at YouTube.


WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE?
Written by Cole Porter
As sung by Frank Sinatra [S] and Celeste Holm [H] in the film "High Society" (1956)

[S] Who wants to be a millionaire? [H] I don't.
[S] Have flashy flunkies ev'rywhere? [H] I don't.
[S] Who wants the bother of a country estate?
[H] A country estate
Is something I'd hate.
[S] Who wants to wallow in champagne? [H] I don't.
[S] Who wants a supersonic plane? [H] I don't.
[S] Who wants a private landing field too? [H] Wait. I don't.
[S] And I don't, [Both] 'cause all I want is you.

[S] Who wants to be a millionaire? [H] I don't.
[S] Who wants uranium* to spare? [H] I don't.
[S] Who wants to journey on a gigantic yacht?
[H] Do I want a yacht?
Oh, how I do not!
Who wants a fancy foreign car? [S] I don't.
[H] Who wants to tire of caviar? [S] I don't.
Who wants a marble swimming pool too? [H] I don't.
[S] And I don't, [Both] 'cause all I want is you.

[S] Who wants to be a millionaire? [H] I don't.
[S] And go to ev'ry swell affair? [H] I don't.
[S] Who wants to ride behind a liveried chauffeur?
[H] A liveried chauffeur?
Do I want? No sir!
[S] Who wants an opera box, I'll bet? [H] I don't.
And sleep through Wagner at the Met? [S] I don't.
Who wants to corner Cartier's too? [H] I don't.
[S] And I don't, [Both] 'cause all I want is you.


[* In the 1950s, uranium was a much-talked-about source of new wealth. Prospectors were allegedly combing public lands in the west with a Geiger counter, and getting rich.]