It was here that the true nature of Joey Evans was written. Joey asks about Linda who is dancing in the chorus line: 'Hey, who's the mouse with the built? Few who don't know its origin can understand its irony.Few who don't know its origin can understand its irony. Hart, Thou Swell , p. Then Linda sings her verse and repeats the refrain. The Richard Rodgers Reader. There's one for play and one for show'. One cannot be certain that Hart would completely agree with his partner's assessment. Ella's version includes lyrics from the stage show we don't always hear:. First Joey sings his verse followed by the refrain. To emphasize the lyricist's despair, Kelly added, "We couldn't get him to come out. Frank Sinatra in his prime and seen as charismatic, handsome and a bit of a rascal. Hello Frank have to meet my husband. Gerald Mast. What is this thing called man? Wolcott Gibbs of The New Yorker wrote, "I am not optimistic by nature but it seems to me just possible that the idea of equipping a song-and-dance production with a few living, three-dimensional figures, talking and behaving like human beings, may no longer strike the boys in the business as merely fantastic" Musical Stages , p. The complete and authoritative lyrics for "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered" can be found in:.
It is worth noting that in the twelve years between Pal Joey's original production and its first revivalpublic and critical opinion dispensed altogether with the idea of the show being too "real.
Even this could not be interpreted as a true love song, for Joey's fickleness negated any belief audiences might have had in his sincerity.
In the original production, the song contains two verses one sung by each character. We all see Sinatra as Joey, hat pushed back, jacket over shoulder Geoffrey Block, Ed. Hello Jack can't keep the appointment, have an awful cold [sneeze].
Frank Sinatra in his prime and seen as charismatic, handsome and a bit of a rascal. Other reviewers were more positively disposed.