Track Title:               Ain't That The Way It Goes?

Album Title:               Life Is A Song - The Songs of Fred Ahlert
Prime Artist:              Eddie & Rex
Lyrics by:                 Roy Turk
Music by:                  Fred Ahlert

From:                      1931
What a mix-up and what a mess
    Why you seem to be against a wall
Yes but I'm in love with someone
Who can't see me at all

    And I suppose somebody cares for you
    Whom you cannot stand
Now here's the thing in a nutshell
{Who said love was grand?}

I'm so in love with Mary
    And I hear you're bored to tears with Rose
Yes, but Rose is the one who always loves me
{Ain't that the way it goes?}

    And I suppose you dance your best with Mary,
I always step on Rosie's toes
    And yet Rose says you dance divinely
{Ain't that the way it goes?}

{What a fix, oh gee I'm in an awful tight one
Poor unlucky me, I'm in wrong with the right one}

I get the air from Mary
    Yeah, you get what's called the turned-up nose
And still I care for my little Mary
{Ain't that the way it goes?}

{instrumental interlude}

{I thought I'd take up golfing,
Took lessons from the pros
Then found putt scores don't suit me (?)
Ain't that the way it goes?}

{scat, instrumental}

{I'm fond of skirts and blouses
Frillies and fur belows
All of my pals wear trousers
Ain't that the way it goes?}

{I backed a horse on Tuesday
It lost by just a nose
Came back and won on Wednesday
Ain't that the way it goes?}

{I get lots of breaks
But every break's a bad one
Oh my, I guess I
Was born to envy someone}

{One day I went in swimming
Somebody stole my clothes
Up came a girl guides' picnic . . .
Ain't that the way
Ain't that the way
Ain't that the way it goes?}

Transcribed by Todd Peach {}