Thou Swell
A Connecticut Yankee, (1927)
Lorenz Hart (w), Richard Rodgers (m)
Thou Swell
1927
English
Lorenz Hart
Richard Rodgers
A Connecticut Yankee
stage
1927
VERSE 1
Babe, we are well met,
As in a spell met--
I lift my helmet.
Sandy,
You're just dandy.
For just this here lad.
You're such a fistful,
My eyes are mistful--
Are you too wistful
To care?
Do say you care
To say, "Come near lad."
You are so graceful--
have you wings?
You have a face full Of nice things.
You have no speaking voice, dear,
With ev'ry word it sings.
REFRAIN 1
Thou swell!
Thou witty!
Thou sweet!
Thou grand!
Wouldst kiss me pretty?
Wouldst hold my hand?
Both thine eyes are cute too--
What they do to me.
Hear me holler
I choose a
Sweet lolla
Paloosa
In thee.
I'd feel so rich in
A hut for two.
Two rooms and a kitchen
I'm sure would do.
Give me just a plot of,
Not a lot of land,
And,
Thou swell!
Thou Witty!
Thou Grand!
VERSE 2
Thy words are queer, Sir,
Unto mine ear, Sir,
Yet thou'rt a dear, Sir,
To me.
Thou could'st woo me.
Now could'st though try, knight.
I'd murmur "Swell", too,
And like it well too.
More thou wilt tell to
Sandy.
Thou art dandy.
Now art though my knight.
Thine arms are martial,
Thou hast grace.
My cheek is partial
To they face.
And if they lips grow weary
Mine are their resting place.
REFRAIN
Thou swell!
Thou witty!
Thou sweet!
Thou grand!
Wouldst kiss me pretty?
Wouldst hold my hand?
Both thine eyes are cute too--
What they do to me.
Hear me holler
I choose a
Sweet lolla
Paloosa
In thee.
I'd feel so rich in
A hut for two.
Two rooms and a kitchen
I'm sure would do.
Give me just a plot of,
Not a lot of land,
And,
Thou swell!
Thou Witty!
Thou Grand!
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RecordedPerformersLabelCat.#Matrix
Margaret WhitingCapitol20116
Lester Young & His OrchestraMercury8963
Willard Robison & His OrchestraPathé Actuelle36744
11/07/1927Broadway Nitelites Columbia1187-DW144961
12/02/1927Johnny Johnson & His OrchestraVictor21113-A41135
12/17/1927Willard Robison & His OrchestraPerfect14925A10797-?
01/04/1928Sam Lanin & His TroubadorsCameo81562792
01/04/1928Sam Lanin & His TroubadorsRomeo5792792
01/10/1928Goodrich Silvertown QuartetColumbia1294-DW145497
01/20/1928Herb Gordon Hotel Adelphia Or.Brunswick3827E26216
03/27/1928Louisiana Sugar BabesBluebirdB10260-A42568
03/27/1928Louisiana Sugar BabesVictor2134642568
04/17/1928Bix Beiderbecke & His GangColumbia35665W400617
04/17/1928Bix Beiderbecke & His GangOkeh41030400617
08/06/1936Art Shaw And His OrchestraBrunswick773519670
04/25/1939Van Alexander & His OrchestraBluebirdB1027136531
06/19/1939HildegardeDecca2313365845
11/12/1943Guy Lombardo & His OrchestraDecca2452271511
01/23/1944Dick ForanDecca2331471604
12/23/1949Ray Mckinley & His OrchestraRCA Victor20-3662D9VB2830
YearTitleMediumTypeUsage
1927A Connecticut Yankeestagestage originalintroduced
1943A Connecticut Yankee, 1943stagestage revivalreused
1948Words And Musicfilmfilm originalinterpolated
1950All About Evefilmfilm originalinterpolated
1963Sunday In New Yorkfilminterpolated
1994Bullets Over Broadwayfilmfilm originalinterpolated
2000The Visitfilmfilm originalinterpolated
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