Prime Artist: Helen Ford
Lyrics by: Ira Gershwin (b. Israel Gershvin)
Lyrics by: Arthur Francis (pseudonym for Ira Gershwin)
Music by: George Gershwin (b. Jacob Gershvin)
Vocal: Vinton Freedley
Background Vocal: Chorus
From the Show: For Goodness Sake 1922 (M)
When I take a husband, I shall want one that will last.
I'm here to say you're looking at him now.
Don't you think that you are working just a trifle fast?
It's just because you're different somehow.
I must find a way, dear, to compel you
To believe the things I'm going to tell you:
If someone like you
Loved someone like me,
Then life would be one long, sweet song.
We would smile all the while.
Why can't you see
That someone like me
Could make your dreams all come true
And could bring gladness to
Someone like me?
You're the most convincing speaker that has come my way.
I'm sure I haven't told you all I feel.
But they tell me lawyers often don't mean all they say.
Now please don't tease, you know my love is real.
Well, your speech was great, it's hard to beat it;
Let me see, sir, if you can repeat it:
Contributed by Carlene Bogle