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June is Bustin' Out All Over

Richard Rodgers was Jerome Kern's successor as the greatest melodist on the Broadway stage. From Carousel (1945), the month of June is saluted with this sweet song perfect for ensemble singing. Lyric by Oscar Hammerstein: "To ladies, the men are paying court." "All the rams that chase the ewe sheep / Are determined there'll be new sheep /And the ewe-sheep aren't even keepin' score!" Musically the part beginning "but it's cumin' by gum / you can feel it come," is extraordinary. Here are four recordings. First, from 2013, is the Klezmer Company Jazz Orchestra with soprano Jennifer Tipton and baritone Graham Fandrei.   -- DL

From the 2018 revival:

From the movie (I wish I could find a video track as the choreography is superb):

As the British do it:

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I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

from New and Selected Poems by David Lehman

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