Sunday, April 29, 2007

Oh, But I Do

Oh, But I Do

music by
Arthur Schwartz (left)

lyric by
Leo Robin (top)

You think I don't love you?
Oh, but I do, how can I show that I do?
You think I don't get blue? Oh, but I do, though I get lighthearted too.
First I'm singing, then I'm sighing, then I'm flying high above...
You think I don't know why? Oh, but I do.
I know that it's you I love...

Monday, April 23, 2007

Now It Can Be Told

Now It Can Be Told
music and lyric by Irving Berlin

All the world's great lovers have been glorified;
Hist'ry placed them in a romantic set.
In between book covers they are side by side,
But the real thing hasn't been written yet...

Now it can be told, told in all its glory;
Now that we have met the world may know the sentimental story.
The greatest romance they ever knew is waiting to unfold.
Now it can be told as an inspiration;

Ev'ry other tale of boy-meets-girl is just an imitation.
The great love story has never been told before,
But now, now it can be told...

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Not While I'm Around

Not While I'm Around

music and lyric by
Stephen Sondheim

No one's gonna harm you, not while I'm around.
No one's gonna harm you, no sir, not while I'm around.
Demons are prowling everywhere nowadays.
I'll send them howling, I don't care, I got ways...
No one's gonna hurt you, no one's gonna dare,
Others can desert you, not to worry, whistle, I'll be there.
Demons will charm you with a smile for a while...but in time
Nothing can harm you, not while I'm around...

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Nobody Else But Me

Nobody Else But Me

music by Jerome Kern (above)

lyric by Oscar Hammerstein II (top)

I want to be no one but me,
I am in love with a lady who likes me the way I am.
I have my faults, she likes my faults,
I'm not very bright; she's not very bright.

She thinks I'm grand, that's grand for me.
She may be wrong, but if we get along, what do we care, say we.
Walking on the shore, swimming in the sea,
When I am with her, I'm glad the boy who's with her, is nobody else but me...

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

No Love, No Nothin'

No Love, No Nothin'

music by Harry Warren (above)

lyric by
Leo Robin (top l-r: Leo Robin, Gus Kahn, Jerome Kern, L. Wolfe Gilbert, Sigmund Romberg)

No love, no nothin', until my baby comes home,
No sir, no nothin', as long as baby must roam.
I promised her I'd wait for her till even Hades froze,
I'm lonesome, heaven knows, but what I said still goes.
No love, no nothin', and that's a promise I'll keep,
No fun with no one, I'm getting plenty of sleep,
My heart's on strike and though it's like an empty honeycomb,
No love, no sir, no nothin' till my baby comes home...

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Night And Day

Night And Day

music and lyric by Cole Porter

Like the beat beat beat of the tom-tom when the jungle shadows fall,
Like the tick tick tock of the stately clock as it stands against the wall,
Like the drip drip drip of the raindrops when the sum'r show'r is through,
So a voice within me keeps repeating

Night and day you are the one, only you beneath the moon and under the sun.
Whether near to me or far it's no matter, darling, where you are, I think of you,
Night and day.
Day and night, why is it so that this longing for you follows wherever I go?
In the roaring traffic'e boom, in the silence of my lonely room, I think of you,
Night and day.

Night and day under the hide of me
There's an, oh, such a hungry yearning burning inside of me,
And it's torment won't be through till you let me spend my life making love to you
Day and night, night and day...