Someone to Watch Over Me (1926)
(w) Ira Gershwin (m) George Gershwin (I) Musical: Oh, Kay! by Gertrude Lawrence. (P) George Olsen and his Orchestra. (RR) 1954 film: Young at Heart by Frank Sinatra (CR) Rosemary Clooney
[Verse] There’s a saying old, says that love is blind.
Still we’re often told “Seek and ye shall find.”
So I’m going to seek a certain lad I’ve had in mind.
Looking ev’rywhere, haven’t found him yet.
He’s the big affair I cannot forget,
Only man I ever think of with regret.

I’d like to add his initial to my monogram.
Tell me, where is the shepherd for this lost lamb?

There’s a somebody I’m longing to see
I hope that he turns out to be someone who’ll watch over me
I’m a little lamb who’s lost in the wood
I know I could always be good to one who’ll watch over me

Although he may not be the man some
Girls think of as handsome, to my heart, he carries the key.
Won’t you tell him please to put on some speed,
Follow my lead, oh how I need someone to watch over me