YOU COULDN'T BE CUTER
From the film "Joy Of Living" (1938)
(Jerome Kern / Dorothy Fields)
Irene Dunne (Film Soundtrack) - 1938
Tommy Dorsey & His Orch. (vocal: Edythe Wright) - 1938
Ray Noble & His Orch. (vocal: Tony Martin) - 1938
Al Bowlly with Lew Stone & His Band - 1938
Geraldo & His Orch. (vocal: Cyril Grantham) - 1938
Margaret Whiting - 1952
Ella Fitzgerald - 1956
Also recorded by:
Debbie Reynolds; Joan Morris; Sandy Stewart;
Sylvia McNair; Robert Clary; Ian Abercrombie;
Peggy King; Benny Goodman; Norman Luboff Choir.
(You couldn't be nicer,
Couldn't be sweeter,
Couldn't be better,
Couldn't be smarter
Couldn't be cuter baby than you are)
Your poise! Your pose!
That cute fantastic nose!
You're mighty like a knock-out,
You're mighty like a rose!
I'm sold, I'm hooked!
The well known goose is cooked!
You got me little fella,
I'm sunk! I'm gone! I'm hooked!
You couldn't be cuter
Plus that you couldn't be smarter
Plus that intelligent face you have
A disgraceful charm for me.
You couldn't be keener,
You look so fresh from the cleaner,
You are the little grand slam
I'll bring to my family.
My ma will show you an album
Of me that will bore you to tears!
And you'll attract all the relatives
We have dodged for years and years.
And what'll they tell me?
Exactly what'll they tell me?
They'll say you couldn't be nicer,
Couldn't be sweeter, couldn't be better,
Couldn't be smoother, couldn't be cuter,
Baby, than you are!
(Contributed by Bill huntley & Carlene Bogle - December 2004)