Tuesday, January 30, 2007

My Funny Valentine

music by Richard Rodgers (left)

lyric by Lorenz Hart (right)

Behold the way our fine-feathered friend his virtue doth parade.
Thou knowest not, my dim-witted friend, the picture thou hast made.
Thy vacant brow and thy tousled hair conceal thy good intent.
Thy noble, upright, truthful, sincere, and slightly dopey gent--you're

My funny valentine, sweet comic valentine, you make me smile with my heart.
Your looks are laughable, unphotographable, yet you're my favorite work of art.
Is your figure less than Greek?
Is your mouth a little weak?
When you open it to speak are you smart?

But don't change a hair for me, not if you care for me,
Stay, little Valentine stay!
Each day is Valentine's Day...

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

My Foolish Heart

My Foolish Heart

music by Victor Young (above)

lyric by Ned Washington (top l-r: Alfred Newman, Ned Washington, Dimitri Tiomkin, Walt Disney)

The scene is set for dreaming, love's knocking at the door,
But, oh, my heart, I'm reluctant to start, for we've been fooled before...

The night is like a lovely tune, beware my foolish heart.
How white the ever constant moon, take care my foolish heart.
There's a line between love and fascination,
That's hard to see on an evening such as this,
For they both give the very same sensation,
When you're lost in the magic of a kiss.

Her lips are much too close to mine, beware my foolish heart,
But should our eager lips combine, then let the fire start.
For this time it isn't fascination, or a dream that will fade and fall apart,
It's love, this time it's love my foolish heart...

Sunday, January 21, 2007

More Than You Know

More Than You Know
music by Vincent Youmans (above)

lyric by
Billy Rose (middle) & Edward Eliscu (top)

Whether you are here or yonder, whether you are false or true,
Whether you remain or wander, I'm growing fonder of you.
Even though your friends forsake you, even though you don't succeed,
Wouldn't I be glad to take you, give you the break you need?

More than you know, more than you know, girl of my heart I love you so.
Lately I find you're on my mind more than you know.
Whether you're right, whether you're wrong,
Girl of my heart, I'll string along, you need me so more than you'll ever know.

Loving you the way that I do there's nothing I can do about it.
Loving may be all you can give, but, Baby, I can't do without it...

Oh, how I'd cry, oh, how I'd cry, if you got tired and said goodbye,
More than I'd show, more than you'll ever know...

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Mountain Greenery

Mountain Greenery

music by Richard Rodgers (left)

lyric by Lorenz Hart (right)

On the first of May it is moving day;
Spring is here, so blow your job--throw your job away;
Now's the time to trust to your wanderlust.
In the city's dust you wait.
Must you wait?
Just you wait:

In a mountain greenery where God paints the scenery--
Just two crazy people together;
While you love your lover, let blue skies be your coverlet--
When it rains we'll laugh at the weather.

And if you're good I'll search for wood, so you can cook while I stand looking.

Beans could get no keener reception in a beanery.
Bless our mountain greenery home!

Simple cooking means more than French cuisines;
I've a banquet planned which is sandwiches and beans.
Coffee's just as grand with a little sand.
Eat and you'll grow fatter, boy.

S'matter, boy?
'Atta boy!

In a mountain greenery where God paints the scenery--
Just two crazy people togerther;
How we love sequestering where no pests are pestering--
No dear mama holds us in tether!

Mosquitoes here won't bite you, dear;
I'll let them sting me on the finger.

We could find no cleaner retreat from life's machinery
Than our mountain greenery home!

In a mountain greenery where God paints the scenery--
Just two crazy people together.
While you rest, my mama, let papa fry an omelette!
Every bun is light as a feather.

It's quite all right to sing at night;
I'll sit and play my ukelele.

You can bet your life its tone beats a Jascha Heifetz tone.
less our mountain greenery home.

In a mountain greenery where God paints the scenery--
With the world we haven't a quarrel.
Here a girl can map her own life without a chaperone.
It's so good it must be immoral.

It's not amiss to sit and kiss;
For me and you there are no blue laws.

Life is more delectable when it's disrespectable.
Bless our mountain greenery home...

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Moonlight Becomes You

music by Jimmy Van Heusen (left)

lyric by Johnny Burke (right)

Stand there just a moment darling, let me catch my breath.
I've never seen a picture quite so lovely,
How did you ever learn to look so lovely?

Moonlight becomes you, it goes with your hair,
You certainly know the right thing to wear.

Moonlight becomes you, I'm thrilled at the sight,
And I could get so romantic tonight.

You're all dressed up to go dreaming, now don't tell me I'm wrong,
And what a night to go dreaming, mind if I tag along?

If I say I love you, I want you to know,
It's not juct because there's moonlight, although,
Moonlight becomes you so...

Friday, January 05, 2007



music by Will Hudson (above)

lyric by
Edgar DeLange (middle) & Irving Mills (top)

It must have been moonglow way up in the blue,
It must have been moonglow that led me straight to you.
I still hear you saying, "Dear one, hold me fast."
And I started praying, oh, Lord, please make this last.

We seemed to float right through the air,
Heavenly songs seemed to come from everywhere.

And now when there's moonglow way up in the blue,
I always remember that moonglow gave me you...

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Moon River

Moon River

music by Henry Mancini

lyric by
Johnny Mercer (top)

Moon river, wider than a mile: I'm crossin' you in style some day.
Old dream maker, you heart breaker, wherever you're goin', I'm goin' your way:
Two drifters, off to see the world.
There's such a lot of world to see.
We're after the same rainbow's end waitin' 'round the bend,
My Huckleberry friend, Moon River and me.