One way of becoming a better writer is to read the lyrics of the best composers. We’ve done that for twenty years and agree with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s choice of “The Complete Lyrics of Cole Porter” (edited by Robert Kimball) as a good place to begin. He explains:
Cole Porter was a genius at writing witty, intelligent, whimsical songs that will remain a part of the American culture for centuries to come. Don’t believe me? Read the lyrics to “Night and Day,” “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” and “I Get a Kick Out of You.”
(Quoted from page 11 of the December 25, 2016, The New York Times Book Review.)
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