'LISA' ?

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blueonblue
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'LISA' ?

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I've often wondered who Bacharach and David were referring to in the title of this song ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6l3msBQ0C3M

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Re: 'LISA' ?

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blue, in Serene Dominic's book, Burt Bacharach: Song By Song, "Lisa" is compared to the character of Holly Golightly from 'Breakfast At Tiffany's - lovely, alluring and alone. Rather than being about one specific woman, famous or otherwise, I'd say it's more than likely about beautiful women in general and the intimidation men can feel in their presence. After more than fifty years it remains an anomaly in Bacharach and David's catalogue.
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Re: 'LISA' ?

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Paul, thank you for the info.
Apparently a Danish artist named Jorgen Ingmann recorded a "cover version" I've never heard it, as anyone else ?

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Re: 'LISA' ?

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blue, this recording is so rare that not even Stefan Wesley, a former member of this parish and a well-known Bacharach collector and archivist, had a copy. I'm beginning to suspect that the only people who might have heard it are Mr Ingmann's nearest and dearest.
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pljms wrote:blue, this recording is so rare that not even Stefan Wesley, a former member of this parish and a well-known Bacharach collector and archivist, had a copy. I'm beginning to suspect that the only people who might have heard it are Mr Ingmann's nearest and dearest.
Paul,
I guess we'll never know ?

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