Kiss to Build a Dream On, A (1935)
(w) Bert Kalmar & Oscar Hammerstein II (m) Harry Ruby (I) 1951 film The Strip by Louis Armstrong, recording reused in 1993 film Sleepless in Seattle. (Trivia: Written for film A Night at the Opera with different lyrics entitled “Moonlight on the Meadow,” but never used.)
Give me a kiss to build a dream on, and my imagination will thrive upon that kiss.
Sweetheart, I ask no more than this, a kiss to build a dream on.
Give me a kiss before you leave me and my imagination will feed my hungry heart.
Leave me one thing before we part, a kiss to build a dream on.
When I’m alone with my fancies, I’ll be with you,
Weaving romances, making believe they’re true.
Give me your lips for just a moment and my imagination will make that moment live.
Give me what you alone can give, a kiss to build a dream on.