LOVE WITH THE PROPER STRANGER
Lyrics: Johnny Mercer - Music: Elmer Bernstein
Jack Jones, Neil Diamond, others
I could fall in love with the proper stranger
If I heard the bells and the banjos ring;
If two certain eyes with the look of danger
Smiled a welcome warm as spring.
If the tom-tom in my heart
Sounded out a warning:
"Don't let her, don't let her walk through the door;
This is the one you've been waiting for,"
Oh yes, I'd know ...
However wild it seemed, you'd know I'd know.
And I'd whisper "Come and take my hand, proper stranger;
Don't go through life as a stranger,
For I'm a poor proper stranger, too."
(Contributed by Lou Rugani ( The Music of the Stars [WLIP] ) - August 2014)