Blue Skies (1946 film)

You Keep Coming Back Like a Song

[VERSE:]
Can't run away from you, dear, I've tried so hard but I fear
You'll always follow me near and far
Just when I think that I'm set, just when I've learned to forget
I close my eyes, dear, and there you are

[REFRAIN:]
You keep coming back like a song
A song that keeps saying, "Remember"

The sweet used-to-be that was once you and me
Keeps coming back like an old melody

The perfume of roses in May
Returns to my room in December

From out of the past where forgotten things belong
You keep coming back like a song


A Couple of Song and Dance Men

[As sung in film by Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire:]

[BOTH:] In us you see a couple of song and dance men
[BING:] I'm the song
[FRED:] I'm the dance

[BOTH:] For laughter, joy and happiness, we're advance men
[BING:] With a song
[FRED:] And a dance

[BING:] I sing for my supper
[FRED:] I dance for my lunch
[BING:] I croon when the landlord comes around

[BOTH:] For miles around the women and children pass out cold
[BING:] When my voice hits the air
[FRED:] And my feet hit the ground

[BING:] Last night 
[FRED:] Out in the moonlight
[BING:] I came to serenade
[FRED:] A very pretty maid
[BING:] I sang her to sleep with "Asleep in the Deep"
[FRED:] That always makes them collapse
[BING:] I saw her eyes close, then she started to doze
[FRED:] But she arose when I sounded taps

[BOTH:] Which goes to show what women will do when we're around
[BING:] And my voice hits the air
[FRED:] And my feet hit the ground


A Serenade to an Old-Fashioned Girl

A night in June, a silv'ry moon
A falling star, a steel guitar
A plaintive tune

A love-sick boy, a heart a-whirl
A serenade to an old-fashioned girl

A perfect dream, a matchless pearl
A serenade to an old-fashioned girl

A lovely maid, a half-drawn shade
A serenade to an old-fashioned girl


Getting Nowhere (Running Around in Circles)

A greyhound who had lots of speed was surely bound to fail
For morning, noon and evening, he'd be chasing his own tail
He was running around in circles
Running around in circles getting nowhere

A squirrel in a treadmill cage, around and 'round he'd go
You'd think that he'd be in a rage, but seems he didn't know
He was running around in circles
Running around in circles getting nowhere

The man who runs a carousel is often heavy-hearted
He rides all day, but sad to say, he winds up where he started

So, concentrate and clear your mind of schemes that never last
Or you'll wake up someday and find your chances all have passed
You've been running around in circles
Running around in circles getting nowhere
Getting nowhere very fast


It's a Lovely Day for a Walk

[Written for the film, not used.]

[VERSE:]
Darling, what a morning
Darling, what a day
Please don't keep me waiting, let's be on our way
My heart's bursting beyond control
Let's go out for a nice long stroll

[REFRAIN:]
Arm in arm, let's go walking
Let's go walking you and I
There's a sun up in the sky
It's a lovely day for a walk

Arm in arm, we'll be talking
I'll be saying something sweet
And we'll tell the folks we meet
It's a lovely day for a walk

We won't be stopping for window shopping
But there's a church out in the sun
A special feature about the preacher 
Is turning twosomes into one

Arm in arm, let's go walking
Come, let's hear that marriage talk
And we'll tell our great-grandchildren
'Twas a lovely day for a walk

[PATTER:]
-How do you do, do, do?  Fancy meeting you 
-On a day that is so divine
Wha'd'ya say, say, say, this delightful day?
Hope to hear that you're feeling fine
-Just a whiff of the great outdoors, what a heavenly smell
Happy walking to you and yours
Glad to see you looking well
-Why don't you wait, wait, wait, kindly hesitate?  
-We would like to admire the view
Gotta go bye, bye, bye, there's a knot to tie
-Do you mind if we follow you?