She Had To Go And Lose It At The Astor

Album: Harry Roy & His Band (1939)
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  • Written by Don Ray and Hugh Prince, in February 2003 veteran broadcaster Desmond Carrington said this recording by Harry Roy & His Band came out in 1939 to a million stifled giggles. "She Had To Go And Lose It At The Astor" begins with a spoken introduction, and then a hunt for what is a sable cape, but of course the male voice chorus is full of double entendre.

    As Carrington pointed out, the song was initially banned by the BBC. Always a fruitless exercise, because if nothing else, this generates curiosity. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England
  • In America, Johnny Messner and His Orchestra released a version around the same time. Pearl Bailey did a popular cover in 1957.
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