WHY DO I LOVE YOU
From the show "Show Boat" (1928)
(Jerome Kern / Oscar Hammerstein II)
Recorded by: Bix Beiderbecke; Stanley Black; Dave Brubeck;
Miles Davis; Tommy Dorsey; Nelson Eddy; Roy Eldridge;
Percy Faith; Erroll Garner; Dizzy Gillespie; Stephane Grappelli;
Kathryn Grayson; Allan Jones; Stan Kenton; Frances Langford;
Tony Martin; Sir Yehudi Menuhin; Glenn Miller; Charlie Parker;
Les Paul; André Previn; Louis Prima; John Raitt; Jim Reeves;
Edmundo Ros; Paul Weston & his Orch.; Margaret Whiting; ... and many more.
I'm walking on the air, dear,
For life is fair, dear, to lovers;
I'm in the seventh heaven
(There's more than seven, my heart discovers),
In this sweet, improbable and unreal world,
Finding you has given me my ideal world.
Why do I love you? Why do you love me?
Why should there be two happy as we?
Can you see the why or wherefor,
I should be the one you care for?
You're a lucky boy, I am lucky too,
All our dreams of joy seem to come true.
Maybe that's because you love me,
Maybe that's why I love you!