(w) Ray Gilbert (m) Don Redman (I) McKinney’s Cotton Pickers, John Nesbitt voc. (R) 1944 Harry James Orchestra (RR) 1957 Clarence “Bad Boy” Palmer & The Jive Bombers (CR) Judy Garland
Transcribed from 1928 record by The Big Aces:
Cherry, Cherry, I’ll make a bet,
Cherry, Cherry, I’ll get you yet!
Someday, Cherry, you’ll be my pet.
Right now, Cherry, the date is set!
And when you’re mine, you’ll soon find out
Just what love is all about!
Oh, Cherry, Cherry, you’re hard to get;
But, Cherry, baby, I’ll get you yet!
From the sheet music:
Cherry, Cherry, ain’t it a shame
That you can’t be sweet as your name?
Always flirtin’, havin’ your fun,
Never certain if I’m the one.
But if I am, I’ll hang aroun’
Till you grow up and settle down.
But will ya, while your heart’s on a spree?
Cherry, save your loving for me.