Taking a Chance on Love (1940)
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(m) Vernon Duke (w) John Latouche & Ted Fetter (I) Musical: Cabin in the Sky by Ethel Waters, Dooley Wilson
[Chorus 1] Here I go again, I hear those trumpets blow again
All aglow again taking a chance on Love.
Here I slide again about to take that ride again,
Starry eyed again, taking a chance on Love.
I thought that cards were a frame–up; I never would try.
But now I’m taking the game up and the ace of hearts is high.
Things are mending now. I see a rainbow blending now.
We’ll have our happy ending now taking a chance on Love.

[Chorus 2]
Here I come again. I’m gonna make things hum again
Acting dumb again taking a chance on Love.
Here I stand again. about to beat the band again,
Feeling grand again, taking a chance on Love.
I never dreamed in my slumbers and bets were taboo.
But now I’m playing the numbers on a little dream for two.
Wading in again, I’m leading with my chin again,
I’m starting out to win again taking a chance on Love.

[Chorus 3] Here I slip again, About to take that tip again
Got my grip again taking a chance on Love.
Now I prove again that I can make life move again,
In the groove again taking a chance on Love.
I walk around with a horseshoe in clover I lie.
And brother rabbit, of course you
Better kiss your foot goodbye.
On the ball again, I’m riding for a fall again,
I’m gonna give my all again taking a chance on Love.