It's De-Lovely

Album: Red, Hot And Blue! (1936)
  • The night is young, the skies are clear
    So if you want to go walking, dear,
    It's delightful, it's delicious, it's de-lovely.
    I understand the reason why
    You're sentimental, 'cause so am I,
    It's delightful, it's delicious, it's de-lovely.
    You can tell at a glance
    What a swell night this is for romance,
    You can hear dear Mother Nature
    Murmuring low,
    "Let yourself go!"

    So please be sweet, my chickadee,
    And when I kiss you, just say to me,
    "It's delightful, it's delicious,
    It's delectable, it's delirious,
    It's dilemma, it's delimit, it's deluxe,
    It's de-lovely".

    I feel a sudden urge to sing
    The kind of ditty that invokes the spring.

    I'll control my desire to curse
    While you crucify the verse.

    This verse I started seems to me
    The Tin-Pantithesis of a melody

    So spare us all the pain,
    Just skip the darn thing and sing the refrain

    Mi, mi, mi, mi,
    Re, re, re, re,
    Do, sol, mi, do, la, si.

    The night is young, the skies are clear
    So if you want to go walking, dear,
    It's delightful, it's delicious, it's de-lovely.
    I understand the reason why
    You're sentimental, 'cause so am I,
    It's delightful, it's delicious, it's de-lovely.
    You can tell at a glance
    What a swell night this is for romance,
    You can hear dear Mother Nature
    Murmuring low,
    "Let yourself go!"

    So please be sweet, my chickadee,
    And when I kiss you, just say to me,
    "It's delightful, it's delicious,
    It's, it's de-lovely". Writer/s: COLE PORTER
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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