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  • Like many men about town in swingin 'London, Lionel Bart, the composer of Oliver!, was reported on his death to have been "romantically linked to Judy Garland," a lovely formulation that tells you exactly where his real interests lay.

    The Least Worst Man

  • I sit back, relax, breathe in and exhale, my body "swingin" in easy motion to oncoming curves, the trust lying bemused between us

    The Poem

  • In Las Vegas 'swingin' heyday, Buddy Greco's pizzazz got him recording deals, regular radio and TV appearances, and gigs everywhere from the Sands Hotel to the London Palladium, where he was on the bill with an up-and-coming act called the Beatles.

    Tony Sachs: The (Lounge) Lizard King: Happy Birthday, Buddy Greco

  • There IS no difference between my "swingin '" lifestyle and my holiday lifestyle.

    idiot-milk Diary Entry

  • Yes, clear 'way down there somebody was comin' swingin 'along -- somebody little an' happy an 'spry.

    Four Girls and a Compact

  • An 'you got that way o' swingin 'an' dancin 'an' high-steppin 'right out in God A'mighty's big woods, a teeterin' in the wind, an 'a dartin' 'crost the water.

    The Song of the Cardinal

  • "Ah!" nodded Simon, "John were in 'The Ring' then, Peter, an 'a pretty tough chap' e were, too, though a bit too fond o 'swingin' wi '' is 'right' to please me."

    The Broad Highway

  • "It's nicer like this with things runnin 'wild, an' swingin 'an' catchin 'hold of each other."

    The Secret Garden

  • Dere is a way o 'swingin' yer quarters when de driver says, 'Yank her out, boys!' dat takes a year to learn.

    The Day's Work - Volume 1

  • An 'you got that way o' swingin 'an' dancin 'an' high-steppin 'right out in God

    The Song of the Cardinal

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