DID ANYONE EVER TELL YOU?
Jimmy McHugh (m) Harold Adamson (l)
as rec by Thomas "Fats" Waller & his Rhythm
Feb 22nd 1937 New York
Say, did anyone ever tell you you're lovely?
Did anyone ever say you're sublime?
And if I were to try to impress you,
Would I be wasting my time?
Did anyone ever tell you you're charming?
Has anyone led to mention romance?
Would I be too bold if I told you baby, huh,
I'm just waitin' my chance, yes?
When I stop to sing your praises,
Have I lots of competition?
Tell me, tell me!
If I coined some brand new phrases,
Would they just be repitition?
Tell me, come on, talk!
Did anyone ever tell you that you're lovely?
Nobody's told you so far? What, ha-ha!
Let me tell ya, baby I wanna be the first to tell ya!
Did anyone ever tell you you're lovely?
Nobody's told you so far, huh?
Come here, oh you sweet thing!
Let me be the first to tell you
That's what I'm talkin' about!
(Transcribed by Peter Akers - June 2011)