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GENTLEMAN IS A DOPE, THE From the Broadway Musical "Allegro" (1947) (Music: Richard Rogers / Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II) Lisa Kirk (Broadway Production) - 1947 Jo Stafford - 1947 Dinah Shore - 1947 Charlie Spivak & His Orch. (vocal: Irene Daye) - 1948 Les Brown & His Band (vocal: Eileen Wilson) - 1948 Sylvia Syms - 1955 Ralph Flanagan & His Orch. (Instr.) - 1956 Eydie Gorme - 1957 Marcy Lutes - 1957 Adelaide Robbins (Instr.) - 1957 Australian Jazz Quintet (Instr.) - 1957 Pee Wee Hunt (Instr.) - 1958 Abbe Lane - 1959 Janet Blair - 1959 Marian Bruce - 1959 Blossom Dearie - 1960 Diana Dors - 1960 Bill Holman's Great Big Band (Instr.) - 1960 Ella Fitzgerald with Nelson Riddle's Orch. - 1961 Sarah Vaughan with Count Basie's Orch. - 1961 Marilyn Burroughs - 1964 Pearl Bailey - 1965 Terry Snyder (Instr.) - 1967 Victor Silvester & His Orch. (Instr.) - 1972 Mathilde Santing - 1982 Morgana King - 1987 Terry Morel - 1987 Carla White - 1988 Rosemary Clooney - 1990 Mary Foster Conklin - 1998 Baby Jane Dexter - 2002 Claire Martin - 2002 Cynthia Dale - 2006 Tamela D'Amico - 2009 Laura Ainsworth - 2013 As recorded by JO STAFFORD with Paul Weston & his Orch., Sept 25th 1947: The gentleman is a dope A man of many faults A clumsy Joe who wouldn't know A rumba from a waltz The gentleman is a dope And not my cup of tea Why do I get in a dither He doesn't belong to me The gentleman isn't bright He doesn't know the score A cake will come, he'll take a crumb And never ask for more The gentleman's eyes are blue But little do they see Why am I beatin' my brains out He doesn't belong to me He's somebody else's problem She's welcome to the guy She'll never understand him Half as well as I The gentleman is a dope He isn't very smart He's just a lug you'd like to hug And hold against your heart The gentleman doesn't know How happy he could be But look at me cryin' my eyes out As if he belonged to me He'll never belong to me (Instrumental Break) The gentleman doesn't know How happy he could be But look at me cryin' my eyes out As if he belonged to me He'll never ever He'll never belong to me (Contributed by Peter Akers - October 2008) (Updated by Mel Priddle - December 2015)

    


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