From Bells are Ringing
By Betty Comden, Adolph Green, & Jule Styne


I know you,
Your name is Sue,
But who am I?
I've gotta find out.
At least I'm gonna try.

I'm going back
Where I can be me,
To the Bonjour Tristesse Brassiere Company.
They've got a great big switchboard there
Where it's just "hello," "goodbye."
It may be dull, but there I can be
Just me, myself, and I.
A little modeling on the side,
Yes, that's where I'll be,
At the Bonjour Tristesse Brassiere Company.
And if anybody asks for Ella, Mella or Mom,
Tell 'em that I'm going back where I came from,
To the B.T. Brassiere Company.

Goodbye, everybody.
Goodbye, Madame Grimaldi.
Goodbye, Junior Mallet,
Santa Claus is hittin' the road.
Listen to your ever-lovin' mama.
Eat your spinach, baby,
Eat your spinach, baby, by the load.
“La Petite Bergere Restaurant, adieu. Je ne reviendrai
jamais, jamais, jamais. C'est tout fini. Adieu to yeu.”
So, goodbye, Max, to your dogs and your cats,
To the Duke of Windsor and his Duchess.
Bye bye, Barton and Kitchell and Hastings,
At last you're out of my clutches.
I'll miss you, but you'll carry on.
You'll never know that I've gone.

I'm going back
Where I can be me,
To the Bonjour Tristesse Brassiere Company.
And while I'm sittin' there, I hope that I find out
Just what Ella Peterson is all about,
In that Shangri-La of lacy lingeree.
(A little modeling on the side.)
At the Bonjour Tristesse Brassiere Company.
(Send me my mail there!)
To the Bonjour Tristesse Company.


from Voce & Gabbana, released December 3, 2018




Jacqueline Novikov Boston, Massachusetts

Soprano Jacqueline Novikov, founder of Forma Music, is dedicated to entertaining and educating audiences through classical vocal music. She uses music's powerful language to express life's humorous, serious, mundane and sacred truths. Jacqueline holds a B.M. from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY and a M.M. from Manhattan School of Music in New York City. ... more

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