1. Makin' Whoopee
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Makin' Whoopee

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Currently being played on Sirius XM's Siriusly Sinatra, this song is originally from a 1928 Broadway show called 'Whoopee' which was set in California. It begins with the celebration of a wedding, honeymoon and marital bliss, but moves on to babies, responsibilities and ultimately possible divorce, ending with this judge's advice:

'You'd better keep her,
I think it's cheaper,
than 'Makin Whoopee'

- Cyndi Lauper recorded it with Tony Bennett in 2003
- It was in the film Sleepless in Seattle in 1993, recorded by Dr. John
- Michelle Pfeiffer crooned this song in a red dress in The Fabulous Baker Boys in 1989 while perched atop Jeff Bridges' piano
- Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong recorded it in 1957
- Mr. Sinatra recorded a swinging rendition in 1956
- Doris Day and Danny Thomas recorded it in 1951

My version can be heard on 'Siriusly Sinatra', Sirius XM, Channel 71.

Also from this CD, 'You Don't Know What Love Is' is being played on Siriusly Sinatra. I'm so honored to be a part of the great Siriusly Sinatra playlist!

I hope you like it as much as I liked recording it for you.


Another bride, another June
Another sunny honeymoon
Another season, another reason
For makin' whoopee

A lot of shoes, a lot of rice
The groom is nervous, he answers twice
It's really killin' that he's so willin'
To make whoopee

Picture a little love nest
Down where the roses cling
Picture the same sweet love nest
And think what a year can bring

He's washin' dishes and baby clothes
He's so ambitious, he even sews
But don't forget folks, that's what you get folks
For makin' whoopee