Track Title:               Kitchenette (aka 'Our Little Kitchenette')

Prime Artist:              Lorin Baker
Lyrics by:                 B.G. DeSylva  (aka 'Buddy', aka, 'George Gard DeSylva')
Lyrics by:                 Ira Gershwin     (b. Israel Gershvin)
Music by:                  George Gershwin     (b. Jacob Gershvin)

Vocal:                     Helen Clark
Outtake from:              La-La-Lucille!   1918 (S)

Verse 1

I am looking forward to the day
When in a little nookery,
We can practice cookery sublime.
When we say good-bye to dining out,
We'll cater to our wishes, dear,
Preparing all our dishes, dear,
On time.
We'll learn to cook and fry and bake,
And then, some day, we'll undertake
A pie o'er which the whole world will start raving.
And then think of the heavy tips
We needen't hand their waiterships,
And all the hatcheck ransom we'll be saving.

Refrain 1

Oh, when we get our little kitchenette,
We'll make of it our pride and pet.
You'll preside o'er both the pot and pan
And watch me while I'm wrestling with a salmon can
Life will seem so pleasant and serene,
When I grind the coffee bean.
On no bills of fare we'll gamble,
And from home we needn't ramble,
When the eggs we learn to scramble
In our cozy little kitchenette.

Verse 2

I will practice day and night and learn
To wield a wicked frying pan,
Most anything, by trying, man can do.
I will learn to make the complicated dish
That's known as succotash;
And then we'll try our luck at hash and stew.
Ah, hash will be delicious,
But you're really too ambitious~
Yes, I realize that it would take us too long;
We'd have to take a lot of looks,
In many diff'rent cooking books,
Before we'd get the knack of brewing oolong.

Refrain 2

Oh, when we get our little kitchenette,
"Twill be our joy, our pride and pet.
We'll have onions, if for them you pine,
But when it comes to garlic, dear, I draw the line.
Some fine day, undaunted, unafraid,
We'll concoct some lemonade.
As chef I'll be no Jonah.
We will tame the wild bologna~
Ah! the rapture when we own a
Cute and cozy little kitchenette.

Contributed by Carlene Bogle