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re: The original? As Roxie Hart says, "Are you kiddin'?" It's a revisal of the revisal.
Posted by: JereNYC (JereNYC@aol.com) 04:41 pm EST 12/04/18
In reply to: re: The original? As Roxie Hart says, "Are you kiddin'?" It's a revisal of the revisal. - Michael_Portantiere 04:26 pm EST 12/04/18

My guess, and I've heard others voice the same sentiment, is that the poster loves the internal rhyme of rich/sich, which does add an extra punch to the song. And, I've never actually seen a copy of the score, but I've heard that Porter actually wrote the word "sich," rather than "such," and, if he did that, that seems like a good enough reason to honor it. Depending on what kind of voice the actress is using for the character, and/or how she chooses to play that moment, the purposeful mispronunciation might fit right in and the audience won't necessarily be confused.

Of course, others will say that the rhyme isn't worth the trouble and not even Cole Porter spun out a winner every single time.
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