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BUTTON UP YOUR OVERCOAT From the Broadway Musical "Follow Thru" (1929) (Lyrics: Buddy G. DeSylva & Lew Brown / Music: RayHenderson) Zelma O'Neal & Jack Haley (Broadway Production) - 1929 Ben Bernie & His Hotel Roosevelt Orch. (vocal: Dick Robertson) - 1929 Zelma O'Neal - 1929 Helen Kane - 1929 Ruth Etting - 1929 Waring's Pennsylvanians - 1929 Patsy Young (aka Annette Hanshaw) - 1929 Paul Whiteman & His Orch. (vocal: Vaughn Deleath) - 1929 Golden Gate Orch. (vocal: Happy Jack) - 1929 Dorsey Brothers Orch. (vocal: Smith Ballew) - 1929 Vincent Richards (aka Sam Lanin) & His Orch. - 1929 Jack Hylton & His Orch. (vocal: Sam Browne) - 1929 Ambrose & His Orch. (vocal: Lou Abelardo) - 1929 Harry Bidgood's Manhattan Melodymakers (vocal: John Thorn) - 1929 Zelma O'Neal & Jack Haley (Film Soundtrack) 1930 Spike Hughes & His Dance Orch. (vocal: Betty Bolton) - 1931 Johnny Mercer (Radio Transcription) - 1944 Dinah Shore (Radio Transcription) - 1945 Sarah Vaughan - 1947 Bob Howard & His Rhythm - 1948 The Hi-Lo's - 1955 Gordon MacRae (feat. in the film "The Best Things In Life Are Free") - 1956 Eydie Gormé - 1958 Jack Lemmon - 1959 Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band - 1966 Nancy Sinatra - 1967 Connie Francis - 1968 Teresa Brewer - 1974 Also recorded by: Dick Haymes & Martha Tilton; Patty Stone; Bobby Troup; Madame Zenja; Henry's Bootblacks; Ray Charles Singers; Stephanie Pope; Chenille Sisters; Lionel Newman & His Orch.; Robert Farnon & His Orch.; Yehudi Menuhin; Bing Crosby & Rosemary Clooney; Rose Murphy; Ted Heath & His Music; Ben Berlin Tanz-Orchester ........ and many others. As performed by ZELMA O'NEAL and JACK HALEY in the 1930 film, Follow Thru": ZELMA: Listen, big boy Now that I've got you made Goodness, but I'm afraid Something's gonna happen to you Listen, big boy You got me hooked, and how I would die if I should lose you now Button up your overcoat When the wind is free Take good care of yourself You belong to me Eat an apple every day Get to bed by three Oh, take good care of yourself You belong to me Be careful crossing streets, ooh-woh Don't eat meat, ooh-woh Cut out sweets, ooh-woh You'll get a pain and ruin your tum-tum Take the spoon out of your cup When you're drinkin' tea Take good care of yourself You belong to me JACK HALEY: Listen, girlfriend You've knocked me off my feet I think you're very sweet Making such a fuss about me Listen, girlfriend Now that I'm fond of you I'm afraid I'm going to worry, too Button up your overcoat When the wind is free Take good care of yourself You belong to me Wear your flannel underwear When you climb a tree, Take good care of yourself You belong to me Don't sit on hornet's tails, ooh-wooh Or on nails, ooh-woh Or third rails, ooh-woh You'll get a pain and ruin your tum-tum Never start an argument With a bumblebee Take good care of yourself You belong to me (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - June 2017) ********************* As recorded by HELEN KANE: Listen, big boy, Now that you got me made, Goodness, but I'm afraid, Somethin's gonna happen to you! Listen, big boy, You gotta be hooked, and how, I would die if I should lose you now! Button up your overcoat, When the wind is free, Oh, take good care of yourself, You belong to me! Eat an apple every day, Get to bed by three, Oh, take good care of yourself, You belong to me! Be careful crossing streets, ooh-ooh, Cut out sweets, ooh-ooh, Lay off meat, ooh-ooh, You'll get a pain and ruin your tum-tum! Wear your flannel underwear, When you climb a tree, Oh, take good care of yourself, You belong to me! Button up your overcoat, When the wind is free, Oh, take good care of yourself, You belong to me! When you sass a traffic cop, Use diplomacy; Just take good care of yourself, You belong to me! Beware of frozen funds, ooh-ooh, Stocks and bonds, ooh-ooh, Dockside thugs, ooh-ooh, You'll get a pain and ruin your bankroll! Keep the spoon out of your cup, When you're drinking tea, Oh, take good care of yourself, You belong to me! Don't sit on hornet's tails, ooh-ooh! Or on nails, ooh-ooh! Or third rails, ooh-ooh! You'll get a pain and ruin your tum-tum! Keep away from bootleg hooch When you're on a spree, Oh, take good care of yourself, You belong to me! ******************** As recorded by RUTH ETTING: Listen, big boy, Now that I've got you made, Goodness, but I'm afraid, Something's going to happen to you; Listen, big boy, You've got me hooked, and how, I would die if I should lose you now! Button up your overcoat, When the wind is free, Take good care of yourself, You belong to me! Oh, eat an apple every day, Get to bed by three, Take good care of yourself, You belong to me! Be careful crossing streets, ooh-ooh, Don't eat meats, ooh-ooh, Cut out sweets, ooh-ooh, You'll get a pain and ruin your tum-tum! Keep away from bootleg hooch When you're on a spree, Take good care of yourself, You belong to me! Don't step on hornet's tails, ooh-ooh! Or on nails, ooh-ooh! Or third rails, ooh-ooh! You'll get a pain and ruin your tum-tum! Oh, button up your overcoat, When the wind is free, Take good care of yourself, You belong to me! Oh, wear your flannel underwear, When you climb a tree, Take good care of yourself, You belong to me! Steer clear of frozen ponds, ooh-ooh, Peroxide blondes, ooh-ooh, Stocks and bonds, ooh-ooh, You'll get a pain, ruin your bankroll! Keep the spoon out of your cup, When you're drinking tea, Take good care of yourself, You belong to me! ****************** As performed by DICK HAYMES & MARTHA TILTON (Radio Transcription): DICK Button up your overcoat When the wind is free Take good care of yourself You belong to me MARTHA: Eat an apple every day Get to bed by three Take good care of yourself You belong to me DICK: Be careful crossing streets Don't eat meat MARTHA: Cut out sweets (DICK: Why's that?) You'll get a pain and ruin your tum-tum DICK: Keep away from bootleg hooch When you're on a spree Take good care of yourself You belong to me SPOKEN: MARTHA: Say, Dick, have you been reading about all that bad weather back East? DICK: I sure have, Martha. It's murder ain't it? MARTHA: Well, just for pure orneriness, let's sing another chorus, California style. DICK: Okay, here we go. DICK: Throw away your overcoat When you come to Cal You won't need it out here Please believe me, pal MARTHA: Leave your umbrella in the hall 'Cause it never rains Throw your rubbers away And your auto chains DICK: And when you cross the street Look up and down Look back and forth Then run, run, run like mad 'Cause the California drivers are bad MARTHA: Keep away from nightclub fights When you're on a spree BOTH: Take good care of yourself You belong to me (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - June 2017)

    


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