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Written by Cole Porter

1990 single
Miss Otis regrets

1990 album
Red Hot & Blue
(AIDS benefit)

2005 reissue (live)
Titanic Days (2 Disc Remastered Edition)

 

Miss Otis regrets / Just one of those things

Miss Otis regrets

Miss Otis regrets she's unable to lunch today
Madam
Miss Otis regrets she's unable to lunch today
She is sorry to be delayed
But last evening down on Lovers Lane she strayed
Madam
Miss Otis regrets she's unable to lunch today

When she woke up and found that her dream of love was gone
Madam
She ran to the man who had led her so far astray
And from under her velvet gown
She drew a gun and shot her lover down
Madam
Miss Otis regrets she's unable to lunch today

When the mob came and got her and dragged her from the jail
Madam
They strung her upon the old willow 'cross the way
And the moment before she died
She lifted up her lovely head and cried
"Madam
Miss Otis regrets she's unable to lunch today"
Miss Otis regrets she's unable to lunch today

Just one of those things

It was just one of those things
Just one of those crazy things
One of those bells that now and then rings
Just one of those things

It was just one of those nights
Just one of those fabulous flights
A trip to the moon on gossamer wings
Just one of those things

If we'd thought a bit of the end of it
When we started painting the town
We'd have been aware that our our love affair
Was too hot not to cool down

So goodbye dear and amen
Here's hoping we'll meet now and then
It was great fun
But it was just one of those things

It was just one of those nights
Just one of those fabulous flights
A trip to the moon on gossamer wings
Just one of those things

Goodbye dear and amen
Here's hoping we'll meet now and then
It was great fun
But it was just one of those things

 


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