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Beautiful Magnolia

Zelda: 1900 - 1948

Year: 1918
Location
The Montgomery Country Club, Montgomery, Alabama

18 year old Zelda makes a spectacular entrance at the Montgomery Country Club ball when she dances solo to Ponchielli's 'Dance of the Hours'.

The dance hall is full of trainee soldiers from nearby Camp Sheridan. They all want to dance with her. One soldier, 21 year old F. Scott Fitzgerald, a first lieutenant in the 67th infantry, finally gets to dance with Zelda.

After the dance, he steps outside onto a patio for some fresh air. A magnolia tree is in full blossom. He plucks a blossom from the tree and sings:-

Zelda, ever since I held ya
I've a need to tell ya
You're my kind of girl.

Oh beautiful magnolia
You're not as beautiful as she.

Far from the music alone in the night
Under a vaudeville moon
Miss Alabama has entered my life
And not a day too soon.

Oh beautiful magnolia
You're not as beautiful as she.

Zelda you're dancing away with my heart
Now you're a part of me.

(Instrumental)

Oh beautiful magnolia
You're not as beautiful as she.

Zelda you're dancing away with my heart
Now you're a part of me.

(Instrumental)

You're my kind of girl.

 

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