Harold Rome: Destry Rides Again, 1959
Performer: Delores Gray
Several of the other numbers such as “I Hate Him,” and actor Andy Griffith’s long elusive telling of where he has come from, “Only Time Will Tell,” have far more clever lyrics—Rome was a genius lyricist. But Frenchy’s wonderful attempt at seduction, “I Know Your Kind,” with basically simple lyrics but with a wonderful tango-like rhythm, is certainly a charmer. It belongs to the tradition of “Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets” from Richard Adler and Jerry Ross’ memorable 1955 musical, Damn Yankees; and was repeated again, this time by a male seducer, character George Musgrove (Swen Sevenson), who performs a kind of strip tease to seduce his girl in Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh’s Little Me of 1962.