[1st VERSE:] I was blue, just as blue as I could be Ev'ry day was a cloudy day for me Then good luck came a-knocking at my door Skies were gray but they're not gray anymore [REFRAIN:] Blue skies smiling at me Nothing but blue skies do I see Bluebirds singing a song Nothing but bluebirds all day long Never saw the sun shining so bright Never saw things going so right Noticing the days hurrying by When you're in love, my how they fly Blue days, all of them gone Nothing but blue skies from now on [2nd VERSE:] I should care if the wind blows east or west I should fret if the worst looks like the best I should mind if they say it can't be true I should smile, that's exactly what I do
[VERSE:] Where the dreamy Volga flows There's a lonely Russian Rose Gazing tenderly Down upon her knee Where a baby's brown eyes glisten Listen [REFRAIN:] Ev'ry night you'll hear her croon A Russian lullaby Just a little plaintive tune When baby starts to cry Rock-a-bye my baby Somewhere there may be A land that's free for you and me And a Russian lullaby
[VERSE:] My thoughts go back to a heavenly dance A moment of bliss we spent Our hearts were filled with a song of romance As into the night we went And sang to our hearts' content [REFRAIN:] The song is ended But the melody lingers on You and the song are gone But the melody lingers on The night was splendid And the melody seemed to say "Summer will pass away Take your happiness while you may" There 'neath the light of the moon We sang a love song that ended too soon The moon descended And I found with the break of dawn You and the song had gone But the melody lingers on
[1st VERSE:] Troubles and worries may darken the day Shadows may frighten the sunshine away Winds may blow over the land and sea But as long as there's you and there's me [REFRAIN:] What does it matter if the sun won't shine 'Long as you are mine What does it matter? What does it matter if the clouds appear 'Long as you are near What does it matter? Life is never one sweet song Things are liable to go wrong What does it matter 'long as I love you And you love me too What does it matter? [2nd VERSE:] Morning may wake us with unpleasant news Things may go wrong, just as wrong as they choose Skies may be cloudy or skies may be blue But as long as there's me and there's you
[VERSE:] Take a look at the flower in my buttonhole Take a look say and ask me why it's there Can't you see that I'm all dressed up to take a stroll? Can't you tell that there's something in the air? I've got a date, can hardly wait I'd like to bet she won't be late [1st REFRAIN:] Here she comes, come on and meet A hundred pounds of what is mighty sweet And it all belongs to me Flashing eyes and how they roll A disposition like a sugar bowl And it all belongs to me That pretty baby face, that bunch of style and grace Should be in Tiff'ny's window in a platinum jewel case Hey there, you, you'll get in dutch I'll let you look but then you mustn't touch For it all belongs to me [2nd REFRAIN:] Here she comes, come on and meet A hundred pounds of what is mighty sweet And it all belongs to me Rosy cheeks, red hot lips And polished nails upon her fingertips And it all belongs to me Those lips that I desire are like electric wire She kissed a tree last summer and she started a forest fire I'm in love with what she's got And what she's got, she's got an awful lot And it all belongs to me [alternate line:] A million dollars worth of flying hips
[VERSE:] I can feel my spirits change In a manner very strange It happens so unexpected My temperature is affected By the music of a band I could never understand Why each melody Makes a change in me So when I hear you asking [REFRAIN:] How do I feel? I'll answer you by saying It depends a good deal on what the band is playing As to whether I'm blue or I'm happy It's up to the band Why am I glad? I heard a jazzy melody And why am I sad? It's 'cause they played the "Rosary" So whether I'm laughing or crying It's up to the band I want those sad musicians to play But after they start I feel like shouting "Take 'em away They're breaking my heart" And then a Rhythm that's new will give the gloomy tune a kick And what do I do? I act just like a lunatic And I'm not to blame for what happens It's up to the band
[VERSE:] There's a man who's full of personality and charm And he's heading for the hall of fame Father Knickerbocker came and took 'im by the arm Now we feel the magic of his name [REFRAIN:] Jimmy We simply had to fall for one and all for Jimmy And now we're singing of him 'cause we love him Who told Broadway not to be gay? Who gets his picture taken three times a day? Jimmy We're very glad to show that we all know that Jimmy Is doing fine Can't you hear those old New Yorkers hollering "Gimme, gimme, gimme Jimmy for mine"
[VERSE:] The world goes 'round to the sound of a love song A melody for you and me In ev'ry heart there's a part of a love song 'Twas ever so, 'twill ever be [REFRAIN:] Learn to sing a love song And you'll remain forever young Learn it in the springtime When ev'ry song of love is sung Time will fly And bye and bye When dreary winter comes along You can sit by your fireside Humming an old love song
[VERSE:] Let me place a crown On my favorite town Let me sing its praises to the sky Not because I'm there As it's humble Mayor But because you feel the same as I [REFRAIN:] There's a spot in my heart That's becoming a part of my New York There's a warm little beat For each corner and street in my New York I gaze at Father Knickerbocker resting on the map With seven million children sitting pretty in his lap And there's something inside That is bursting with pride for my New York
[VERSE:] I wonder what's the matter with me Losing my appetite Lying awake at night I wonder what the trouble can be Watching the days go by Caring not whether I Live or die [REFRAIN:] Ooh! Maybe it's you Making me blue Maybe it's you Ooh! what I would do If it were you Making me blue I went and had my fortune read Someone's to blame the gypsy said But she wouldn't say who Maybe it's you Making me blue Maybe it's you
[VERSE:] There's an old superstition 'way down south Ev'ry darkie believes that trouble won't stay If you shake it away When they hold a revival way down south Ev'ry darkie with care and trouble that day Tries to shake it away [REFRAIN:] Shaking the blues away, unhappy news away If you are blue, it's easy to Shake off your cares and troubles Telling the blues to go, they may refuse to go But as a rule, they'll go if you'll Shake them away Do like the darkies do, list'ning to a preacher way down south They shake their bodies so, to and fro With every shake, a lucky break Proving that there's a way to chase your cares away If you would lose your weary blues Shake them away [PATTER:] I gotta blues, you gotta blues All God's chillun gotta blues Come and join a rebel and we'll shake off the devil And we'll shake all over God's Heaven, Heaven, Heaven Anyone objectin' to shakin' ain't going there, Heaven, Heaven Gonna shake all over God's Heaven I gotta shake, you gotta shake All God's chillun gotta shake, shake, shake Nothing could be sweeter than to shake with Saint Peter When we shake all over God's Heaven, Heaven, Heaven Anyone objectin' to shakin' ain't going there, Heaven, Heaven Gonna shake all over God's Heaven [Revised version:] [VERSE:] There's an old superstition 'way down south Ev'rybody believes that trouble won't stay If you shake it away When they hold a revival way down south Ev'rybody with care and trouble that day Tries to shake it away [REFRAIN:] Shaking the blues away, unhappy news away If you are blue, it's easy to Shake off your cares and troubles Telling the blues to go, they may refuse to go But as a rule, they'll go if you'll Shake them away Do like the voodoos do, list'ning to a voodoo melody They shake their bodies so, to and fro With every shake, a lucky break Proving that there's a way to chase your cares away If you would lose your weary blues Shake 'em away
[1st VERSE:] Just a sweet coquette, so they say and yet I know how true you can be Just a butterfly, so they say but I Know just how much you love me [REFRAIN:] The others you've met may call you Coquette But I'll always call you "sweetheart" They think of Coquette as something to pet But I think of you as "sweetheart" They say you're a devil with wonderful charms But I held an angel that night in my arms So try and forget the name of Coquette And only remember "sweetheart" [2nd VERSE:] Now that I love you, and you love me too I'll keep you close to my heart Now that I can see you belong to me Nothing can keep us apart
[VERSE:] Whether we elect a G.O.P. Or the man who comes from Albany We'll remain O.K. In a business way Looking at the future we can see [REFRAIN:] Good times with Hoover Better times with Al Blue skies with Hoover Bluer skies with Al Prosperity does not depend on who's in the chair We're bound to have prosperity no matter who's there So we'll have Good times with Hoover Better times with Al [2nd REFRAIN:] Good times with Hoover Better times with Al Blue skies with Hoover Bluer skies with Al They tell us that the future will be rosy and bright But they don't have to tell us, we admit that they're right That we'll have Good times with Hoover Better times with Al
[1st VERSE:] Too long I held you close to my heart Too much I loved you right from the start Too soon you vanished out of my dreams Too late to start all over it seems [REFRAIN:] It's over, all over And soon somebody else Will make a fuss about you But how about me? It's over, all over And soon somebody else Will tell his friends about you But how about me? You'll find somebody new But what am I to do? I'll still remember you When you have forgotten And maybe a baby Will climb upon your knee And put its arms about you But how about me? [2nd VERSE:] Moonlight was beaming down from the skies Lovelight was gleaming deep in your eyes Sunlight for just a moment and then Twilight and I was lonely again [Alternate line:] Will tell the world about you
[1st VERSE:] There was I satisfied to live and die In a little world where life was all arranged There were you in a world I never knew Suddenly we met and ev'rything was changed [REFRAIN:] All my life, I did without you But now I can't do without you All my life I never missed you Until I kissed you I never missed you All through life I went And thought that I was meant To live and be content Without you Then I put my arms about you And now I can't do without you [2nd VERSE:] There was I gazing at a cloudy sky Thinking that the clouds were all there was to see There were you pointing to a sky of blue Showing me how bright a day could really be
[VERSE:] There's a gleam in your eyes, Marie And the meaning is plain to see But you'll find romance is a game of chance That is not all it seems to be [REFRAIN:] Marie, the dawn is breaking Marie, you'll soon be waking To find your heart is aching And tears will fall as you recall The moon in all its splendor The kiss so very tender The words, "Will you surrender To me, Marie?"
Roses of yesterday Faded and thrown away Love is a pale bouquet Of yesterday's roses Roses were once in bloom Here in my lonely room Now there's a faint perfume Of yesterday's roses Roses of crimson red Faded when love was dead Quickly the summer fled And winter discloses That it was not to be And all that's left for me Is a sweet memory Of yesterday's roses
[VERSE:] Most of the world seems to be Listening to love's melody Each has a love song divine When will I listen to mine [REFRAIN:] Where is the song of songs for me Beautiful song of ecstasy When will I hear love's melody When will I hear the words "I love you" Where is the one I long to see Close to my heart in days to be Singing the song of songs to me Saying the words, the words "I love you"?
[VERSE:] Weary of roaming on, yearning to see the dawn Counting the hours till I can lay down my load Weary but I don't mind, knowing that soon I'll find Peace and contentment at the end of the road [1st REFRAIN:] The way is long, the night is dark But I don't mind 'cause a happy lark Will be singing at the end of the road I can't go wrong, I must go right I'll find my way 'cause a guiding light Will be shining at the end of the road There may be thorns in my path But I'll wear a smile 'Cause in a little while My path will be roses The rain may fall from up above But I won't stop 'cause the ones I love Will be waiting at the end of the road [Additional lyrics as sung in film (more or less):]  I seem to roam through a field That is snowy white And through the silent night A banjo is strumming [???] come back, I roam no more A mammy's heart and a cabin door Will be open at the end of the road  You'll hear that old Devil say "Come on down below" But you just let him know You're heading for Heaven Come on and climb the Golden Stairs And all your troubles and all your cares Will be over at the end of the road
[VERSE:] The Benevolent Orders of the Flat-Footed Waiters Gave their annual ball With the price of admission only one half a dollar They just crowded the hall Flat-footing around They suddenly found An original movement that they call the Swanee Shuffle It's for you and for all [REFRAIN:] Learn to do the Swanee Shuffle Nothing to the Swanee Shuffle Against the beat, you make your feet Swanee Shuffle along If they're flat just make them flatter Like a pancake on a platter I'm telling you, it's easy to Swanee Shuffle along Just imitate the way a waiter Walks with a plate of chow You needn't wait to do it later Why not now? I'll show you how Come with me where Dixie marches Marches on its fallen arches And see them Swanee Shuffle along
I may not sleep all night But I'll be all right in the morning I'll get right up and shout When the sun comes out in the morning It won't be long till the clock strikes eight But just the same I can hardly wait Those wedding bells will chime Around breakfast time in the morning A happy "ding dong ding" Will begin to sing as a warning I've got the ring and she'll have a bouquet And ev'rything is bound to be okay With Malinda early in the morning
[VERSE:] Ever since I met you all that I seem to do is dream Wonderful dreams Heaven's before my eyes, when will I realize my dreams Wonderful dreams? [REFRAIN:] The skies will all be blue When my dreams come true And I'll be smiling through When my dreams come true That Spanish castle I build in my mind Will be your love nest, the practical kind And I'll be there with you When my dreams come true