My Shawl
Frank Sinatra Lyrics


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My shawl, pretty lady, try it on you,
By my shawl, spun in magic, wishes come true.
It's glory, with the story of love dreams, old but new.
My shawl brings a romance, maybe for you.

My shawl, pretty lady, try it on you,
By my shawl, spun in magic, wishes come true.
It's glory, with the story of love dreams, old but new.
My shawl brings a romance, maybe for you.




Try it on you, try it on you, my shawl

Overall Meaning

Frank Sinatra's song "My Shawl" is a romantic ballad that paints vivid imagery with its simple yet haunting lyrics. The singer is offering his beloved a shawl that is not just a piece of clothing but a magical object that can fulfill her deepest desires. The shawl has an aura of mystery and enchantment that can weave dreams that are both old and new, adding a layer of timelessness to the song. The phrase "My shawl brings a romance, maybe for you" is the crux of the song, indicating that the shawl can bring a new spark to the relationship and revitalize the love between the singer and his lady.


The song's lyrics are infused with symbolism and metaphors, encapsulating the power of a simple object to create magic and transform lives. It also showcases Sinatra's vocal range and ability to create a captivating ambiance with his voice. The theme of love and its endless possibilities is a recurring motif in Sinatra's music, and "My Shawl" is no exception. The song is a testimony to the power of love and the little things that can make a relationship special.


Line by Line Meaning

My shawl, pretty lady, try it on you,
I offer you my shawl, dear lady, please try it on and see how you look in it.


By my shawl, spun in magic, wishes come true.
My shawl is made with special energy and enchantment, and may even make your wishes come true.


It's glory, with the story of love dreams, old but new.
This shawl has a glorious history, full of the dreams of love and romance of those who have worn it before, though it is a story that continues to be told.


My shawl brings a romance, maybe for you.
Wearing my shawl could bring love and romance into your life.


Try it on you, try it on you, my shawl
Once again, I encourage you to try on and feel the magic of my shawl for yourself.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group, CARLIN AMERICA INC
Written by: STANLEY ADAMS, XAVIER CUGAT, PEDRO BERRIOS

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Mike


on The Lady Is A Champ

eight

She gets too hungry for dinner at eight
She can't eat late and stay up all night, because unlike society types, she has to get up in the morning.

She likes the theatre and never comes late
She cares more about seeing the play than being seen making an entrance.

She never bothers with people she'd hate
Her friends are friends, not social trophies.

Doesn't like crap games with barons or earls
While barrns and earls probably don't play craps, she associates with friends, not people to be seen with.

Won't go to Harlem in ermine and pearls
She doesn't "slum", the practice of the rich in the 30's, when the song was written, of touring poor neighborhoods dressed in rich clothes to "tut, tut" about the deplorable conditions, and congratulate each other for "caring about the poor"

Won't dish the dirt with the rest of the girls
Doesn't trade gossip for acceptance among an in-crowd


She likes the free, fresh wind in her hair
She cares more about how her hair feels than conforming with current hair fashions

Hates California, it's cold and it's damp
Since most of California is noticeably warmer and / or drier than New York, where the play the song was written for is set, this is probably a facetious excuse to like what she likes.


And she won't go to Harlem in Lincoln's or Ford's
Another reference to slumming, but facetious, since Lincolns and Fords were middle-class, not luxury brands when the lyric was written

Anonymous


on Try a Little Tenderness

Here are the correct lyrics

Try A Little Tenderness - Frank Sinatra - Lyrics

Oh she may be weary
Women do get wearied
Wearing that same old shabby dress
And when she’s weary
You try a little tenderness

You know she’s waiting
Just anticipating things she’ll may never possess
While she is without them
Try just a little bit of tenderness

It’s not just sentimental
She has her grieve and her care
And the words that soft and gentle
Makes it easier to bear
You wont regret it
Women don't forget it
Love is their whole happiness
And it’s all so easy
Try a little tenderness

Musical Interlude

And, it’s all so easy
Try a little tenderness

Daniel


on The Way You Look Tonight

I met Frank Jr. in Las Vegas, a real gentleman. RIP you both.

Giorgi Khutashvili


on Theme from New York, New York

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