My Funny Valentine (1937)
(w) Lorenz Hart (m) Richard Rodgers. (I) Musical: Babes in Arms by Mitzi Green. Most popular recording by Frank Sinatra. (CR) Johnny Mathis.
Behold the way our fine-feathered friend his virtue doth parade
Thou knowest not, my dim-witted friend
The picture thou hast made: thy vacant brow, and thy tousled hair
Conceal thy good intent thou noble upright truthful sincere,
And slightly dopey gent and you’re...
My funny valentine, sweet, comic valentine -
You make me smile with my heart.
Your looks are laughable, unphotographable,
Yet you’re my favorite work of art.
Is your figure less than Greek? Is your mouth a little weak?
When you open it to speak, are you smart?
But don’t change a hair for me, not if you care for me -
Stay, little valentine, stay! Each day is valentine’s day.