Track Title:               Buds Won't Bud
Album Title:               Golden Greats, disc 3
Prime Artist:              Judy Garland     (b. Frances Ethel Gumm)

Lyrics by:                 E. Yip Harburg     (Edgar Yipsel H.)
Music by:                  Harold Arlen     (b. Hyman Arluck)
From the Show:             Hooray For What!  1937 (S)
From the Film:             Andy Hardy Meets A Debutatne  1940

Lyrics:
Buds Won't Bud,
Breeze won't breeze and dew won't dew,
One and one ain't even two,
When the love you love won't love you.

Buds Won't Bud,
Chicks won't chick and knicks won't knack,
Blue is white and white is black,
When the love you love won't love back.

On account there's no accountin',
When you can't have the one you like,
All your troubles keep on mountin',
And the world is on a sit-down strike.

'Cause
Buds Won't Bud,
Breeze won't breeze and dew won't dew,
One and one ain't even two,
When the love you love won't love you.

Buds Won't Bud,
Breeze won't breeze and crow won't crow,
Eenie-meanie's minus moe,
When the one you love says "Heigh-ho!"

Buds won't Bud
Notes won't note and knots won't knot,
T's won't cross and I's won't dot
When the hope you hope goes to pot.

On account there's no accountin',
When you can't bring your dream about,
All your troubles keep on mountin',
And the world is just a big black-out.

'Cause
Buds Won't Bud,
Breeze won't breeze and dew won't dew,
COD is IOU,
When the love you love won't love you.

Transcribed by Todd Peach {todd@thepeaches.com}
With substantial help from the version from Chris S. below -

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A more complete version below:
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VERSE:

When your hair turns to silver overnight,
Something's wrong, somwthing's wrong.
When your heart and your mind begin to fight,
Something's wrong, something's wrong.
When the clock sips tea
As your head strikes three
And you feel as if Walter Disney gave you birth,
Something strange has happened to this earth.


CHORUS 1

Buds Won't Bud,
Breeze won't breeze and dew won't dew,
One and one ain't even two,
When the one you love won't love you.

Buds Won't Bud,
Chicks won't chick and knicks won't knack,
Blue is white and white is black,
When the one you love won't love back.

On account there's no accountin',
Ever since you bowed out.
All my moods won't mood,
And my food won't food;
And my ties won't tie,
And my tears won't dry;
And to make things worse,
My heart is beating in reverse.

'Cause
Buds Won't Bud, Breeze won't breeze and dew won't dew, One and one ain't even two, When the one you love won't love you. CHORUS 2 ( ... ) ( ... ) and crow won't crow, Eenie-meanie's minus moe, When the one you love says "Heigh-ho!" ( ... ) Notes won't note and knots won't knot, Plots won't play and plays won't plot When the hope you hope goes to pot. ( ... ) ( ... ) All my moans won't moan, And my phones won't phone; And my clock won't wind, And my mind won't mind; And it all seems like The world is on a sit-down strike. 'Cause Buds Won't Bud, ( ... ) ( ... ) - - - - - - - - - - - - - According to this page http://www.dandugan.com/maytime/f-cairo.html the first performer, in "Hooray for What!", was supposed to be Hannah Williams, only the song was cut during previews. Ethel Waters *did* sing it in the 1942 film "Cairo." I remember seeing a bit of this on television. According to the page on "Cairo," this was a duet with Dooley Wilson. I have no memory of Wilson, myself, but what the page says sounds convincing.
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