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Posted By: Mick Pearce (MCP)
13-Feb-10 - 05:47 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Oh Lady Be Good (George & Ira Gershwin)
Subject: Lyr Add: OH, LADY BE GOOD (George & Ira Gershwin)
But I have seen it!

Mick



OH, LADY BE GOOD
(George and Ira Gershwin)

Listen to my tale of woe,
It's terribly sad but true.
All dressed up, no place to go,
Each ev'ning I'm awfully blue.
I must win some winsome miss;
Can't go on like this.
I could blossom out I know,
With somebody just like you, so,

Refrain:
Oh, sweet and lovely lady, be good!
Oh lady,be good to me!
I am so awf'ly misunderstood,
So lady, be good to me.
Oh, please have some pity,
I'm all alone in this big city.
I tell you I'm just a lonesome babe in the wood,
So lady, be good to me!



Auburn and brunette and blonde,
I love 'em all, tall or small.
But somehow they don't grow fond,
They stagger but never fall.
Winter's gone and now it's Spring!
Love! where is thy sting?
If somebody won't respond,
I'm going to end it all, so,

Refrain:
Oh, sweet and lovely lady, be good!
Oh lady,be good to me!
I am so awf'ly misunderstood,
So lady, be good to me.
This is tulip weather
So let's put two and two together.
I tell you I'm just a lonesome babe in the wood,
So lady, be good to me!



Source: The Songs of George & Ira Gershwin, A Centennial Celebration, Vol 1

From Lady Be Good, 1924