Shady Dame from Seville
OK so: since it came out, I have seen this movie too many times to count, and think it's as close to perfect as a movie gets. It has many layers of meaning for anyone who cares to look.
But I have to admit - blushing furiously now - that one of these layers of meaning leaves me stumped. I have NO IDEA what the Shady Dame song is about! I mean, I get the first part. Gorgeous girl, bit of a femme fatale, yada yada. But from the "The rest of the tale's not a pretty one" line, I'm lost. Who/what wasn't for sale? Ears? Tail? WHAT?
Or perhaps there is no meaning, and we just put it down to Leslie Bricusse foibles?
Someone please explain it to me and put me out of my embarrassment and misery!