Posted by: aboutalbion | August 30, 2018

Poetry

I was recently reminded of these words at a ‘Singing for Pleasure’ group.

“Falling in love with love
Is falling for make believe
Falling in love with love
Is playing the fool

Caring too much
Is such a juvenile fancy
Learning to trust
Is just for children in school

I fell in love with love
One night when the moon was full
I was unwise with eyes unable to see

I fell in love with love
With love everlasting
But love fell out with me!”

I now read that this song was written for the 1938 musical “The Boys from Syracuse”.  And more than that, this musical was derived from Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors”, which in turn was inspired by a theme from “Menaechmi” by the early Roman dramatist, Titus Maccius Plautus.

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