YOU'VE GOT THAT THING From the Broadway show "Fifty Million Frenchmen" (1929) (Cole Porter) Betty Compton & Jack Thompson - 1929 Clicquot Club Eskimos - 1929 Bob Haring - 1929 Ted Lewis & His Band - 1930 Leo Reisman & Orch.(vocal: Frank Luther) - 1930 Tommy Bohn & Penn-Sirens Orch.(vocal: Ed Kirkeby) - 1930 The Tin Pan Paraders - 1930 Maurice Chevalier - 1930 Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra - 1933 Bob Hope - 1934 Bobby Short - 1971 Jason Graae - 1991 Dan Estrem & John Holmquist - 1995 Since first you blew in like a boisterous breeze I often have wondered, Dear Why gentlemen all seem to fall on their knees The moment that you appear Your fetching physique is hardly unique You're mentally not so hot You'll never win laurels because of your morals But I'll tell you what you've got..... You've got that thing, you've got that thing That thing that makes birds forget to sing Yes, you've got that thing, that certain thing You've got that charm, that subtle charm That makes young farmers desert the farm 'Cause you've got that thing, that certain thing You've got what Adam craved when he With love for Eve was tortured She only had an apple tree But you, you've got an orchard You've got those ways, those taking ways That make me rush off to Cartier's For a wedding ring, you've got that thing You've got that thing, you've got that thing That thing that makes vines prefer to cling Yes, you've got that thing, that certain thing You've got those looks, those fatal looks That make book censors enjoy their books 'Cause you've got that thing, that certain thing Just what made Samson be, for years Delilah's lord and keeper She only had a pair of shears But you, you've got a reaper You've got that power, that power to grip That makes me map out a wedding trip For the early spring, you've got that thing You've got that thing, you've got that thing That thing that makes bees refuse to sting Yes, you've got that thing, that certain thing You've got that kiss, that kiss that warms That makes reformers reform reforms 'Cause you've got that thing, that certain thing They tell us Trojan Helen's lips Made every man her slavey If her face launched a thousand ships Well, yours could launch a navy You've got that that love, and such a lot It makes me think you're prepared for what Any stork might bring, you've got that thing