CHARLIE KANE (from 'Citizen Kane')
Lyrics: Herman Ruby - Music: Pepe Guizar ('A Poco No')
Charles Bennett and RKO Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Bernard Herrmann
There is a man - a certain man -
And for the poor you may be sure
That he'll do all he can!
Who is this one?
This fav'rite son?
Just by his action
Has the Traction magnates on the run?
Who loves to smoke?
Enjoys a joke?
Who wouldn't get a bit upset
If he were really broke?
With wealth and fame,
He's still the same.
I'll bet you five you're not alive
If you don't know his name.
What is his name?
It's Charlie Kane.
(Chorus: It's Mister Kane!)
He doesn't like that Mister
He likes good old Charlie Kane.
Who says a miss
Was made to kiss?
And when he meets one, always tries
To do exactly this?
Who buys the food?
Who buys the drinks?
Who thinks that dough was made to spend,
And acts the way he thinks?
Now is it Joe?
(Chorus: No, no, no, no!)
I'll bet you ten you aren't men
If you don't really know!
(Contributed by Lou Rugani - The Music of the Stars - April 2009)