EV'RY TIME (Martin / Blane)
from 1941 New York musical "Best Foot Forward"
also 1943 film
(Ralph Blane / Hugh Martin 1941)
as recorded by Debbie Reynolds
False or true,
I wish I had a clue or two;
Where I stood I thought I knew,
True or false,
Life was a never ending waltz,
Then it caught the somersaults
I might have known it would!
Ev'ry time my heart begins to dance,
The world steps on my little toes!
Ev'ry time I take a little chance,
I pay right through my little nose!
Ev'ry time I fly my little kite,
It catches on a tree!
Ev'ry time I throw an anchor out,
It pulls me in the sea!
Ev'ry time I feel a little glow,
I always get a little shock!
Ev'ry time I stick my little chin out,
Always get a little knock!
And when I aim my arrows at the sun,
They always miss their mark,
Leaving just a lonely little lady
In the dark!
(Transcribed by Peter Akers - February 2017)