Holiday Inn (1942 film)

I'll Capture Your Heart Singing

[As sung in the film by Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, 
and Virginia Dale (or her voice double):]

[VERSE:]
[FRED:] Here she comes, down the street
[BING:] My, oh my, ain't she sweet?
[FRED:] Why, here comes my hot toddy
[BING:] Over my dead body

[REFRAIN:]
[BING:] I'll capture her heart singing
[FRED:] Just wait until she gets a load of my dancing

[BING:] Just wait till I start singing
[FRED:] I'll take her strolling down the road with my dancing

[BING:]
I can't go wrong, a tender song and she'll discover my charms

[FRED:]
Some fancy taps and she'll collapse and fall right into my arms

[BING:] I'll capture her heart singing
[FRED:] Oh no, you haven't a chance when I go into my dance

[BING:] I'll take you through life singing
[FRED:] I'll make you my wife dancing

[PATTER:]
[DALE:]
If you could dance instead of sing
I'd learn to love you somehow
If you could sing instead of dance
I'd take you home with me now

The way you sing don't mean a thing
You'd better stick to your dance
And as for you, your dance won't do
You'll have to sing for romance

[BING:] I'll capture her heart...
[FRED:] I'll capture her heart...
[BING:] Singing!
[FRED:] Dancing!


[Lyrics from sheet music:]

[VERSE:]
Crosby sings pretty swell
Fred Astaire dances well
I'm that combination
That's my reputation

[REFRAIN:]
I'll capture your heart singing
And then I'll take you down the road with my dancing

Just wait till I start singing
And wait until you get a load of my dancing

I can't go wrong, a tender song and you'll discover my charms
And then some taps and you'll collapse and fall right into my arms

I'll capture your heart singing
And then we'll start a romance when I go into my dance


You're Easy To Dance With

I could dance nightly just holding you tightly, my sweet
I could keep right on because you're so light on your feet
You're easy to dance with

There is no doubt in the way we stand out in the crowd
Though it's called dancing to me it's romancing out loud
You're easy to dance with

Loving you the way I do
Makes you easy to dance with
That is why I'm always right on the beat
All those charms in one man's arms
Makes you easy to dance with
I can hardly keep my mind on my feet

Let's dance forever - Come on, say we'll never be through
It's so easy to dance with you


White Christmas

[VERSE (omitted from film):]
The sun is shining, the grass is green
The orange and palm trees sway
I've never seen such a day
In Beverly Hills, L.A.
But it's December the twenty-fourth
And I am longing to be up north

[REFRAIN:]
I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
Just like the ones I used to know

Where the treetops glisten
And children listen
To hear sleigh bells in the snow

I'm dreaming of white Christmas
With every Christmas card I write

May your days be merry and bright
And may all your Christmases be white


Happy Holiday

Happy holiday, happy holiday
While the merry bells keep ringing
May your ev'ry wish come true

Happy holiday, happy holiday
May the calendar keep bringing
Happy holidays to you


Come To Holiday Inn

If you're burdened down with trouble
If your nerves are wearing thin
Park your load down the road
And come to Holiday Inn

If the traffic noise affects you
Like a squeaky violin
Kick your cares down the stairs
And come to Holiday Inn

If you can't find someone who
Would set your heart a-whirl
Take your car and motor to
The home of boy meets girl

If you're laid-up with a breakdown
Throw away your vitamin
Don't get worse, grab your nurse
And come to Holiday Inn


Let's Start The New Year Right

[VERSE:]
One minute to midnight, one minute to go
One minute to say good-bye before we say hello

[REFRAIN:]
Let's start the new year right, twelve o'clock tonight
When they dim the light, let's begin

Kissing the old year out
Kissing the new year in

Let's watch the old year die with a fond good-bye
And our hopes as high as a kite

How can our love go wrong if
We start the new year right?


Abraham

[1st REFRAIN:]
Upon a February morn
A tiny baby boy was born
Abraham, Abraham

When he grew up this tiny babe
Folks all called him Honest Abe
Abraham, Abraham

In eighteen sixty, he became
The sixteenth president
And now he's in the hall of fame
A most respected gent

That's why we celebrate
This blessed February date
Abraham, Abraham

[2]
When black folks lived in slavery
Who was it set the darkie free?
Abraham, Abraham

When trouble came down from the shelf
Who's heart was bigger than himself?
Abraham, Abraham

The country's going to the dogs
They shouted loud and long
Then from a cabin made out of logs
The right man come along

And that is why we celebrate
This blessed February date
Abraham, Abraham

[3]
The U.S.A.'s united thanks
To one whose name was Nancy Hanks
Abraham, Abraham

She gave this land the finest son
Who ever went to Washington
Abraham, Abraham

Someone told him General Grant
Was drinking every night
He answered, "Go see if you can't
Get all my generals tight"

That's why we celebrate
This blessed February date
Abraham, Abraham

[CODA:]
Thank the Lord for
Abraham
Abraham


Be Careful, It's My Heart

[VERSE (omitted from film):]
Sweetheart of mine, I've sent you a Valentine
Sweetheart of mine, it's more than a Valentine

[REFRAIN:]
Be careful, it's my heart
It's not my watch you're holding, it's my heart

It's not the note I sent you
That you quickly burned
It's not the book I lent you
That you never returned

Remember, it's my heart
The heart with which so willingly I part

It's yours to take, to keep or break
But please, before you start
Be careful, it's my heart


I Can't Tell A Lie

I could say that you're homely
Just as homely as pie
But this is Washington's Birthday
And I've got to say you're beautiful
'Cause I can't tell a lie

I could say that you're stupid
Nothing up in your crown
But this is Washington's Birthday
And the truthful he
Of the cherry tree
Would look down on me
And frown

I could say that I hate you if I try
But I've got to say I love you
'Cause it's February the twenty-second
And I can't tell a lie


Let's Say It With Firecrackers

Let's say it with firecrackers and banners held high
Let's have a real old-fashioned noisy Fourth of July

Let's say it with firecrackers down south and up north
Let's have the kind we used to call a glorious Fourth

Let's salute our native land
Roman candles in each hand
While a Yankee Doodle band
Gets hotter than a firecracker

Don't need any long speeches or shouts of "Hooray!"
No words can say as much as firecrackers can say


Song Of Freedom

[Lyrics from sheet music:]

[VERSE:]
Freedom, freedom
That's my song for today
Listen to this American troubador from the U.S.A.

[REFRAIN:]
I'm singing a song of freedom
For all people who cry out to be free

Free to sail the seven seas
Free to worship as we please
If the birds up in the trees can be free
Why can't we?

I'm bringing a song of freedom
To all people wherever they may be

Free to speak and free to hear
Free from want and free from fear
Sons of freedom far and near who agree, sing with me
That all God's children shall be free


[As sung in film:]

[VERSE:]
-Freedom! Freedom!
-Here comes the Freedom Man
On this day of independence
On this Independence Day
Listen to an American troubador from the U.S.A.

[REFRAIN:]
I'm singing a song of freedom
For all people who cry out to be free

Free to sail the seven seas
Free to worship as we please
If the birds up in the trees can be free
Why can't we?

I'm bringing a song of freedom
To all people wherever they may be

Free to speak and free to hear
Free from want and free from fear
Sons of freedom far and near who agree, sing with me
That all God's people shall be free


(I've Got) Plenty To Be Thankful For

I've got plenty to be thankful for
I haven't got a great big yacht
To sail from shore to shore
Still I've got plenty to be thankful for

I've got plenty to be thankful for
No private car, no caviar
No carpet on my floor
Still I've got plenty to be thankful for

I've got eyes to see with
Ears to hear with
Arms to hug with
Lips to kiss with
Someone to adore

How could anybody ask for more?
My needs are small, I buy them all
At the five and ten cent store
Oh, I've got plenty to be thankful for


Finale Ultimo

[Closing medley reprises "I'll Capture Your Heart Singing", 
"You're Easy to Dance With" and "Let's Start the New Year 
Right" as sung by Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Virginia Dale 
and Marjorie Reynolds:]

[BING:] Here she comes down the street
[FRED:] I'll admit my defeat
[BING:] I've won my hot toddy
[FRED:] Over my scarred body

[BING:] I knew that I'd win singing
[FRED:] But wait until she gets a load of your dancing

[BING:] We'll stay at the inn singing
[FRED:] All by myself I'll have to stick to my dancing

[DALE:]
Oh, no, my friend, I'm here to end
Your dancing trouble and strife

[FRED:]
This will be fun, Miss "Hit-and-Run"
Has come back into my life

[BING:] We'll stay at the inn...
[FRED:] We'll have to begin...
[BING:] Singing!
[FRED:] Dancing!

[BING & REYNOLDS:] We've each other to cling to
[BING:] You'll be easy to sing to

[FRED:] And you're easy to dance with

[ALL:]
So let the old year die with a fond good-bye
And our hopes as high as a kite
How can our love go wrong if we start the new year right?