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Mad Dogs & Englishmen – Noel Coward with Ray Noble & His Orchestra

Mad Dogs and Englishmen” is a song written by Noël Coward and first performed in The Third Little Show at the Music Box Theatre, New York, on 1 June 1931, by Beatrice Lillie. The following year it was used in the revue Words and Music and also released in a “studio version”. It then became a signature feature in Coward’s cabaret act.

The song is especially known for the line “Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun” with which most verses begin and end.

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