"But Two Flutes Are Effectively 1000 Violins"

In certain moods, I really like Julie London. Of course in both lyrics and delivery, she can be a little bit over-dramatic. Play Misty For Me is a good example.

Julie opens it claiming, in one of her most seductive voices, that she’s, "as helpless as kitten up a tree." My favorite lines follow:

Walk my way,
And a thousand violins begin to play,
Or it might be the sound of your hello.

You can listen yourself in OGG Vorbis or MP3.

I like the little flurry of instruments when she finishes the line about the thousand violins playing but lets get a couple things straight:

  1. There are not 1000 instruments playing. There are two.
  2. Those are not violins. Those are flutes.

I guess it just sounds better than:

Walk my way,
And two flutes begin to play.

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