You Took Advantage Of Me
Present Arms, (1928)
Lorenz Hart (w), Richard Rodgers (m)
You Took Advantage Of Me
Lorenz Hart (w), Richard Rodgers (m)
Present Arms, 1928
VERSE 1
DOUGLAS: In the spring when the feeling was chronic
And my caution was leaving you flat,
I should have made use of the tonic
Before you gave me that!
A mental deficient you'll grade me.
I've given you plenty of data.
You came, you saw and you slayed me,
And that-a is that-a!
REFRAIN
I'm a sentimental sap, that's all.
What's the use of trying not to fall?
I have no will,
You've made your kill
'Cause you took advantage of me!
I'm just like an apple on a bough
And you're gonna shake me down somehow.
So what's the use,
You've cooked my goose
'Cause you took advantage of me!
I'm so hot and bothered that I don't know
My elbow from my ear.
I suffer something awful each time you go
And much worse when you're near.
Here am I with all my bridges burned,
Just a babe in arms where you're concerned,
So lock the doors
And call me yours
'Cause you took advantage of me.
VERSE 2
EDNA: When a girl has the heart of a mother
It must go to someone, of course;
It can't be a sister or brother
And so I loved my horse.
But horses are frequently silly--
Mine ran from the beach of Kailua
And left me alone for a filly,
So I-a picked you-a.
REFRAIN
I'm a sentimental sap, that's all.
What's the use of trying not to fall?
I have no will,
You've made your kill
'Cause you took advantage of me!
I'm just like an apple on a bough
And you're gonna shake me down somehow.
So what's the use,
You've cooked my goose
'Cause you took advantage of me!
I'm so hot and bothered that I don't know
My elbow from my ear.
I suffer something awful each time you go
And much worse when you're near.
Here am I with all my bridges burned,
Just a babe in arms where you're concerned,
So lock the doors
And call me yours
'Cause you took advantage of me.
2002
Oct 1-19JK 2002-03Thou Swell!
2006
Aug 4OFAM 2006Blue SkiesJaqua
2011
Aug 3OFAM 2011My Heart Stood StillJaqua
2012
May 18-20SP 2011-12Siri Vik: Where or WhenJaqua
2013
Mar 6-17SP 2012-13Siri Vik: My Funny Valentine
2017
Aug 5OFAM 2017My Funny ValentineJaqua
Aug 11OFAM 2017My Funny ValentineJaqua
YearTitleMediumTypeUsage
1928Present Armsstagestage originalintroduced
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts (The Shedd)
E. Broadway & High Street, Eugene | PO Box 1497, Eugene OR 97440-1497 | Phone 541.687.6526 | Tickets: 541.434.7000 | Email: info@theshedd.net
Copyright © 1991-2017 The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts. All rights reserved.
Shedd Institute Reviews Google+