It Had to Be You (1924)
(w) Gus Kahn (m) Isham Jones (I) Isham Jones and his Orchestra (P) Cliff Edwards (CR) Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra (RR) 1941 by Artie Shaw (RR) 1944 by Helen Forrest & Dick Haymes (RR) 1951 film: I’ll See You in My Dreams by Danny Thomas
Why do I do just as you say?
Why must I just give you your way?
Why do I sigh, Why don’t I try to forget?
It must have been that something lovers call fate,
Kept on saying I had to wait.
I saw them all, Just couldn’t fall till we met.
Chorus: It had to be you, it had to be you
I wandered around and finally found
The somebody who could make me be true
Could make me be blue and even be glad, just to be sad
Thinking of you
Some others I’ve seen, might never be mean
Might never be cross or try to be boss
But they wouldn’t do for nobody else gave me a thrill
With all your faults I love you still
It had to be you, wonderful you, it had to be you