HE'S SO UNUSUAL
From the film "Sweetie" (1929)
(Al Sherman / Al Lewis / Abner Silver)
Helen Kane (Film Soundtrack) - 1929
Annette Hanshaw - 1929
The Carolina Club Orch. - 1929
Cyndi Lauper - 1983
You talk of sweeties, bashful sweeties
I've got one of those
Oh, he's handsome as can be
But he worries me
He goes to college, and gathers knowledge
Oh, what that boy knows
He's up in his Latin and Greek
But in his sheik-in' he's weak
'Cause, when I want some lovin'
And I gotta have some lovin'
He says, "Please! Stop it, please"
He's so unusual
And when I want some kissin'
And I gotta have some kissin'
He says, "No! Let me go"
He's so unusual
I know lots of boys who would be crazy over me
If they only had this fellow's opportunity
You know, I would let him catch me
But the darn fool, he doesn't let me
Oh, he's so unusual that he drives me wild
When we're in the moonlight
He says, "I don't like the moonlight
Aw, let's not park, in the dark"
Oh, he's so unusual
And when we're riding in a taxi
He converses with the chauffeur
Ah, why don't he talk to me
Oh, he's so different
Others would be tickled pink to bup-bup-bee-dup-bee-dow
He don't even know what bup-bup-bup-bee-dup's about
He says love is hokum
Gee, I'd like to choke, choke, choke'm
'Cause he's so unusual that he drives me wild
You might as well be by yourself as in his company
When we're out together, I'm as lonesome as can be
But still I'm mad about him, and I just can't live without him
'Cause he's so unusual that he drives me bup-bup-bee-dup!
(Contributed by Peter Akers - April 2009)