Morrissey’s cover of ‘Wedding Bell Blues’ aka The ‘Bill’ song is getting a deserved amount of airplay in the UK right now. I love it. It reminds me of the show and Ed Herrmann and it’s a great cover. Check it out:
It has me thinking the same thing as every closing credits of ‘Mrs Maisel’… those Palladinos can pick a tune, right?
Dug out this bit of transcript from season 5, when Richard and Emily’s re-wedding:
RICHARD: On behalf of myself and my second wife, Emily I would like to thank you all for coming here to help us celebrate. You are good friends and we are very, very lucky.
Now, in planning our traditional first dance I gave a lot of thought to the song that would represent the next phase in our marriage – the best phase in our marriage, I believe.
I went over all the greats, Bennett, Sinatra, Chuck Berry and a story popped into my head. Most of you know my daughter, Lorelai. When Lorelai was three she went through a period of having chronic ear infections. It was terrible. Screaming all night long we couldn’t keep a nanny longer than a week.
LORELAI: Yeah, that was the terrible part about it. The searing pain was just a side note.
RICHARD: So it fell to Emily to sit with her all night long. She tried everything to calm her down. Finally, she found a song that seemed to soothe her. It was a popular song on the radio, and it soon became Emily’s favorite. Of course, it drove me crazy. Some woman complaining about how she wanted to marry a man named Bill. Not exactly Cole Porter.
Emily would tease me, saying “If only your name was Bill, then this could be our song”. Emily. For tonight – and tonight only – my name is Bill. And this is our song.
Hope you’re all well out there in real life, folks.