A Broadway song to fit my condition, from 'I Can Get It For You Wholesale'
After finally seeking medical advice and discovering, as I suspected all along, that I had something far more interesting than a mere common cold (common? moi?), I've started an antibiotic regimen that, I trust, will eventually render me physically flawless again (all right, all right -- I know they're just antibiotics, not miracle drugs).
Meanwhile, I've had a song running through my head these many sinus- and cough-filled days and nights, a song from the Broadway show that put Barbra Streisand on the map -- Harold Rome's "I Can Get It For You Wholesale." I figured you'd like to enjoy it, too, out of deep sympathy for my condition -- especially since I don't have anything more interesting to post right now.
The title says it all: "I'm Not a Well Man."
Singing the first verse (with a change of pronoun) is a 19-year-old Streisand, who, of course, got her chance to shine in the show-stopping number "Miss Marmelstein." Ever since I bought the original cast album for this now rather obscure musical, as part of my must-have-all-things-Streisand phase during my teens years, I've never forgotten this particular tune, with its delicious Jewish folk flavor. I've even been known to sing a few bars every time I've been under the weather (even though that can make other people feel sick).
Here, then, a flash of vintage Broadway. If you happen to be feeling lousy, too, I hope this perks you up a little: