Track Title:               Phoebe

Prime Artist:              Unknown
Lyrics by:                 Lou Paley
Lyrics by:                 Arthur Francis (pseudonym for Ira Gershwin)
Lyrics by:                 Ira Gershwin     (b. Israel Gershvin)

Music by:                  George Gershwin     (b. Jacob Gershvin)
From:                      1921

(Origin:  Written in August 1921.  The music to the verse was late used for
the verse of "All The Livelong Day" in Kiss me, Stupid (1964).)

Verse 1

Oh, how I love you-
I meant to tell you-
I should have told you before.
I'm through delaying;
I'll just keep saying, "I do."
I'll always love you;
How can I help it
When you were made to adore?
I've made my mind up
I should be signed up with you.


Oh, Phoebe!
Let me be your boy;
For your smile so true
Makes me feel I must have you.
The daisies all say
That love is coming my way,
So Phoebe,
Sweet Phoebe!
Let me be your boy.

Verse 2

I have no phrases
To sing your praises;
I simply love you, that's all.
While I'm existing,
I'll keep insisting I do.
At ev'ry meeting
My heart stops beating;
Oh, baby!  Oh, how I fall!*
And then I've paid for
A cottage made for just two.

Repeat Refrain

*Earlier version of verse 2, lines 8-10
It means I'm going to fall.
When your eyes light up,
I must move right up to you.

Contributed by Carlene Bogle