PLEASE DON'T SAY NO, SAY MAYBE
From the film "Thrill Of A Romance" (1945)
(Music: Sammy Fain / Lyrics: Arthur Freed)
Lauritz Melchior (Film Soundtrack - as the singing voice of Van Johnson) - 1945
The King Sisters (Film Soundtrack) - 1945
Tommy Dorsey & His Orch. vocal: Jerry Scott (Film Soundtrack) - 1945
Ginny Simms - 1945
Guy Clark - 1945
Paul Fenhoulet & The Skyrockets Dance Orch. (vocal: Cyril Shane) - 1945
Michael Feinstein - 1989
I can see that you are above any love of mine
You're the shining star that's so far from my reach
Yet I tell myself after all, even stars have to fall
So, with that in mind, I beseech you
Please don't say "No", say "Maybe"
Or say "Come back in the Spring!"
Say any old thing, but don't say "No!"
Please don't say "No", 'cause baby
I've so much love to impart
It's making my heart overflow
Be sweet and kind
And keep this thought in mind
While you think it over
Great loves from little friendships grow
So, please don't say "No", say "Maybe",
And though I wish you'd confess,
Right now I'd settle for less,
Because in time, baby
You'll wind up saying "Yes"
(Contributed by Peter Akers - April 2010)
(Updated by Mel Priddle - February 2017)