Sunday cabaret

It’s too much to hope that YouTube would have footage of Elsa Lanchester (1902-1986) singing any of her Songs for a Shuttered Parlour or Songs for a Smoke-Filled Room (both longtime favorites of mine in vinyl), but this one is aaaaalmost as good, since it has Elsa’s voice, lipsunked by Princess PoodlePoo (who may, for all I know, already be a Household Word…):

…and that put me in mind of another favorite of mine, Agnes Bernelle (1923-1999), whose Father’s Lying Dead on the Ironing Board is staple fare out our way (some lyrics transcribed here, and a CD version seems to be available via Amazon). Here’s a tribute, with a not-untypical song:

If that appeals, this may also: