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    let's do it, let's fall in love

    Hi,

    I don't know if you ever have heard, but there is a Cold Porter's song called "Let's do it, let's fall in love"
    When it says "Let's do it", would it contain the meaning of doing sex? getting laid? I am asking just to avoid embarrassing situations.

    A part of lyrics is following:

    Birds do it, bees do it
    Even educated fleas do it
    Let's do it, let's fall in love

    In Spain, the best upper sets do it

    Lithuanians and let's do it
    Let's do it, let's fall in love

    The Dutch in old Amsterdam do it
    Not to mention the Fins
    Folks in Siam do it - think of Siamese twins

    Some Argentines, without means, do it
    People say in Boston even beans do it
    Let's do it, let's fall in love

    Thanks.

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    Re: let's do it, let's fall in love

    I think you could called it a veiled reference to sex. When Cole Porter was writing, he wouldn't have got away with an explicit reference to sex but for many years, children/young people have been taught about sex with the phrase "the birds and the bees". The opening lines of this song, for me, suggest that that is what he was getting at, but then he goes on write "Let's do it, let's fall in love". So I think the lyrics put the suggestion of sex into the listener's mind but it is then tempered by the fact that "it" later seems to refer to simply "falling in love".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: let's do it, let's fall in love

    If you used the phrase today, people would be more likely to misinterpret it as a sexual reference unless they knew the song, where it's a reference to falling in love, with undertones.

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