There's No Business Like Show Business (1954)

If You Believe

[As sung by Johnny Ray and Chorus:]

[VERSE:]
Brothers
And sisters
Listen
You non-believers, listen
You better start to believe
All you doubters
Be "hallelujah shouters"
Or else you're going to grieve
There's no time to wait
You may be too late
So, listen
You don't know what you're missin'
Until you start to believe

[REFRAIN:]
If you believe that there's a heaven
You'll get to heaven
If you believe

If you believe that there are angels
You'll see the angels
If you believe

I'm not making promises
To the doubting Thomases

But if you believe the Lord can help you
The Lord will help you
If you believe

[PATTER:]
-We do, we do, we do
Do you believe?
-We do, we do, we do
Do you believe?
-We do, we do, we do
Well, Jonah went out one night in a gale
Do you believe that?
-We do, we do, we do
Soon, he was swallowed up by a whale
Do you believe that?
-We do, we do, we do
Daniel lay down with lions that roared
Noah was on his ark when it poured
Moses looked up and he spoke to the Lord
Do you believe that?  
Do you believe that?  We do
-We do, we do


Man Chases a Girl (Until She Catches Him), A

A man chases a girl until she catches him
He runs after a girl until he's caught

He fishes for a girl until she's landed him
It all comes out exactly the way she thought

Uncertain, he tags along behind
Uncertain, till she makes up his mind

A man chases a girl until she catches him
But don't run too fast while you are saying "No"
And once you've caught him don't ever let him go


Sailor's Not a Sailor ('Til a Sailor's Been Tattooed), A

[As sung by Mitzi Gaynor and Ethel Merman:]

[MERMAN:] I'm an old salt
[GAYNOR:] I'm a young salt
[BOTH:] In the Navy we've been working very hard
[MERMAN:] I was part of the Flotilla with Dewey in Manila
[GAYNOR:] I'm a new recruit at the Brooklyn Navy yard

[BOTH:] Tonight we're on a spree and feeling flow'ry
[BOTH:] We've got a date with gals and drink and food
[GAYNOR:] Across the Brooklyn Bridge and to the Bow'ry
[MERMAN:] And I'm gonna get the kid tattooed
[GAYNOR:] Tattooed?
[MERMAN:] Tattooed!
[BOTH:] A sailor's not a sailor 'til a sailor's been tattooed

[MERMAN:]
Here's an anchor from a tanker 
That I sailed upon when first I went to sea
Here's another of my mother
Takes me back to when I sat upon her knee
Here's a crimson heart with a Cupid's dart
Here's a Battle Cruiser and when I sit down
On that, too
There's a tattoo
Of my home town

[GAYNOR:] To the Bow'ry
[MERMAN:] To the Bow'ry
[GAYNOR:] 'Cross the Brooklyn Bridge and I'm just in the mood

[MERMAN:]
He'll be filled with diff'rent mixtures
And covered up with pictures

[GAYNOR:] 
I can't wait to be, 'twill be great to be tattooed

[MERMAN:] Tattooed?
[GAYNOR:] Tattooed!
[BOTH:] A sailor's not a sailor 'til a sailor's been tattooed


But I Ain't Got a Man

[Written for Marilyn Monroe, not used in film.]

I got the sun, the moon, the stars, the sky
And things of a personal have I
But I ain't got a man, I ain't got a man

They say I'm blessed with what it takes for guys
And there is a definite gleam in my eyes
What's the good of a gleam in your eyes
When you ain't got a man?

Love
I'm a sitting duck, a wounded quail or grouse
But
What's the good of love without a man around the house?

I got the ground, the dough to build a hut
I've talked to the architect who'll do the job, but
What's the good of a house that is built on a blueprint or plan
When you ain't got a man, when you ain't got a man?


1955

Please Let Me Come Back to You

One swallow doesn't make a summer
One quarrel doesn't mean we're through

One heartache doesn't mean it's broken
Please let me come back to you

One parting doesn't mean that someone starts
Going out with someone new

One snowflake doesn't make a winter
Please let me come back to you, do
Please let me come back to you


1956

Love Leads to Marriage

Love leads to marriage, that leads to divorce
That leads to lawyers, expensive, of course
Private detectives who watch all your moves
That leads to charges which nobody proves
If there are children you hear from the court
Father can't see them but pays their support
Love is the start of it, I want no part of it
Love leads to marriage, divorce and to lawyers
Detectives and charges, supporting love children
A youngster in school falls
And only a fool falls 
In love


You're a Sentimental Guy

[1st REFRAIN:]
[Mary:]
You're a sentimental guy
It's a charge that you'll deny
But a song of Home and Mother 
In a pinch could make you cry
And it seems my nat'ral bent 
Is to love a sentimental guy

You can always knock them dead
With some clever thing you've said
But your heart is not in tune with 
What is running through your head
And I'm perfectly content
Just to love a sentimental guy

You think your the type for Broadway
You prowl it from night till dawn
You really belong in Yonkers
With a garden and a lawn

Tho' I never heard you say
In the ordinary way
That you're simply wild about me
Still I know there'll come a day
When my evenings will be spent
With a very sentimental guy

[2nd REFRAIN:]
[Wilson:]
You're as wrong as you can be
In your estimate of me
When the rent for my apartment
Is delayed a month or three
If some tears will save the rent
I'm a very sentimental guy

When I'm speaking soft and low
To a copper that I know
Who is taking in a pal
And I would like him to let go
If a sob will get consent
I'm a very sentimental guy

I melt with the breath of springtime
When grass starts to green the lawn
I get very sentimental
As I take my coat to pawn

[Mary:]
So you think and so you say
In your clever sort of way
But I know it won't be long before
There'll come that happy day
When my evenings will be spent
With a very sentimental guy


You're a Sucker for a Dame

[VERSE:]
You know the big percentage in roulette
And that is why you never place a bet
You've talked to sev'ral horses that have won
And once or twice you knew who'd win before the race was run
You know what's coming when the cards are cut
You're on to each and ev'ry racket, but

[1st REFRAIN:]
You're a sucker for a dame
The pucker of a dame will make you jump
Just like a chump

When you gaze into her eyes
The springs that make you wise refuse to work
And you're a jerk

I've seen you playing poker with three aces
A hand of which you're very, very fond
You knew that your opponent had three deuces
But it happened your opponent was a blonde

So you just threw your cards away
And thought about the day when you became
A sucker for a dame

[2nd REFRAIN:]
You're a softy for a dame
You're lofty till a dame sets out her traps
Then you collapse

You can hold your own with guys
But when a lady's eyes begin to pop
You blow your top

You're selling real estate that's under water
The deal is set, you're riding on a crest
The customer comes in to sign the papers
In a sweater and a shelf upon her chest

So you just tore your papers up
And took her out to sup, then you became
A sucker for a dame
A sucker for a dame


1957

I Keep Running Away from You

I keep running away from you
A week, a month or a day from you
But all the time I'm away from you
You are there by my side
The further away, the closer you stay by my side

I keep leaving you far behind
I try to banish you from my mind
I run away but I always find
You are there by my side
The further away, the closer you stay by my side

I try doing without you
But wherever I go
I keep taking you with me
And that worries me so

I keep running away from you
A week, a month or a day from you
But all the time I'm away from you
You are there by my side
The further away, the closer you stay by my side
Yes, the further I fly, the closer you're by my side


Sayonara

Sayonara, Japanese goodbye
Whisper sayonara but you mustn't cry

[Sayonara, if it must be so
Whisper sayonara, smiling as we go]

No more we stop to see pretty cherry blossoms
No more we 'neath the tree looking at the sky

Sayonara, sayonara
Goodbye


Go Home and Tell It to Your Wife

[Duet for married man and mistress:]

You can't do this to me, you can't do this to me
I've given you the best years of my life
You can't put on your hat, walk out and leave me flat
-Go home tonight and tell it to your wife

You can't do this to me, you can't do this to me
I'm hurt, we haven't even had a row
You can't give me the air and end this love affair
-Go home tonight and tell it to your frau

I guess that you've forgotten those wonderful nights
Remember, in this country, a husband has rights

You can't do this to me, you can't do this to me
Remember that a home is not a house
You can't say that we're through with all I've done for you
-Go home tonight and tell it to your spouse


You're Fun to Be With

You're fun to be with, the one to be with
When gray clouds dim the skies

When stocks are falling and brokers calling
You make my spirits rise

When gloom makes up its mind to crawl down from his shelf
You smile and soon I find I'm laughing at myself

I miss your laughter on mornings after 
When my head weighs a ton
You're beautiful, you're glamorous
You're lovable, you're amorous
But most of all you're fun


Let's Keep in Touch While Dancing

Let's keep in touch while we're dancing
Let's dance and touch as before

Let's cuddle close as we used to when we danced
With nothing between us
But the clothes we wore

Locked in my arms while we're dancing
'Stead of rock and rolling miles apart

Let's keep in touch, keep in touch as we used to when we danced
Cheek to cheek and heart to heart


1963

Outside of Loving You, I Like You

Outside of loving you, I like you
And liking you makes me love you more

You're fun to be with and disagree with
While drinking cocktails or sipping tea with

Outside of kissing you, I like you
It sweetens the kisses I adore

I love making love to you but after the kissing ends
Outside of sweethearts, we're friends


Whisper It

You love me and I don't doubt it
But you don't have to shout it
Whisper it, whisper it in my ear

I just love to hear you tell it
But you don't have to yell it
Whisper it, whisper it in my ear

Pin that Medal
Of Merit on my chest
But please soft pedal
The talking bit 
That goes with it

You can shout from all the housetops, but I won't hear
Unless you whisper it, baby, whisper it in my ear


1965

I Used to Play It By Ear

I used to play it by ear
That wonderful thing called love
I never believed I'd fall in love, not me

I used to think that those who kissed and ran away
Would live to kiss again
Another day

I used to laugh at romance but now that I know the score
But now that the one I've waited for is here

I know that this is the song the angels sing
This is the "once-in-a-lifetime" thing
This is the real McCoy and it's crystal clear
What's deep in your heart
Can't be played by ear

1966

Wait Until You're Married

[Father's REFRAIN:]
You must wait
Until you're married
If you want
A happy life
If you want to know what bliss is 
You must save your kisses
Till you're married, married
Till you become a wife

[Daughter's VERSE:]
No more pig-tails, no more toys
I'm old enough to play with boys
No more school books, I'm all set
For the kisses that I haven't had yet

[Daughter's counterpoint REFRAIN:]
I can't wait till I'm married to unwrap my many charms
I can't wait till I'm married to be lost in someone's arms
I can't wait for those kisses till I take that marriage vow
I can't wait until I'm married, I want a little love right now


Long As I Can Take You Home

[Written January 1966, revised March 1978.]

I don't care who takes you to the party, baby
I don't care, long as I can take you home

I don't care just who you go with, just who it may be
I don't care how much you're with him
Long as you wind up with me

I don't care how long you keep me waiting, baby
I won't leave till the band plays "Home Sweet Home"

Give him all the dances at the party, baby
But save your kisses for when I take you home