Do You Research Your Entertainment?
I like to learn. Maybe you do, too. But what I like to learn is the oddball stuff, the stuff that one ordinarily doesn't think of.
Well, I was watching a TV episode of Campion , the program based on author Margery Allingham's fictional detective character, Albert Campion. The role features actor Peter Davison.
In at least one of the episodes, Campion is quietly singing a song with the partial lyrics,
Wherever you go,
Whatever you do,
I want you to know,
I’m following you.
Looking this one up, I discovered it is a song from the 1929 Duncan Sisters movie, It's a Great Life . The earliest rendition of the piece by a male singer that I am aware of is:
I'm Following You Lawrence Gray
One of the best-known renditions features a feminine voice.
I'm Following You Annette Hanshaw
In the Campion episode, the song is not sung with romantic intention, but to evidence his hot pursuit of the criminal!
In our age, the lyrics are considered, sadly, suggestive of stalking. Figures, doesn't it?
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