I said Lydia, La La

A link has been posted in the comments section of my first post that I just have to flag up here in a post of its own. Dave Corey disects all the cultural references in the great, great Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg song Lydia the Tattooed Lady. For years I have listened to the song without questioning who Nijinsky was and now I know! Well worth checking out.

http://davecory2.blogspot.com/2008/06/lydia-tattooed-lady-revealed.html

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One Response to “I said Lydia, La La”

  1. Thanks for the plug. I got an email today from Yip Harburg’s son, Ernie, who is trying to find out for me the meaning of the mysterious “Mendel Picasso.” That’s the only reference in the song I haven’t been able to track down.

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