Question by Kim K: Who sang “trace the mysteries of ancient histories that make you wonder what’s meant to be,” and in what film?
Answer by LAlawMedMBA
That is the title song to “Artists and Models” (1955), starring Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, and Shirley MacLaine. It is sung over the credits by Martin, and reprised by Martin & Lewis later. The music was composed by Jack Brooks & Harry Warren.
The complete lyrics are:
You can trace the mystery of ancient history
Through art of artists and their models,
You can comb through the Rome coliseum,
And the rear of your nearest museum.
There’s the Mona Lisa, the Tower of Pisa,
A cowhand’s daughter out in Texas,
And there’s modern art to see
That makes you wonder
What the heck is meant to be.
On the streets of Murmark there’s a fancy kind of art
That is strictly for the tourists from the sticks.
And those wise Greenwich guys really open up your eyes,
Painting portraits of their pretty little chicks.
So to each creator and imitator
Who daubs and dabbles with the brushes
To the guys that draw their bunnies or the Sunday morning funnies,
And brighten up the world today,
And to every girl that poses to every Grandma Moses
We like to tip the old beret.
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