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Thread #1545   Message #2730829
Posted By: Jim Dixon
24-Sep-09 - 10:09 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: You'd Be Surprised (Irving Berlin)
Subject: Lyr Add: YOU'D BE SURPRISED (Irving Berlin)
Irving Berlin
New York: Irving Berlin, Inc., 1919.

1. Johnny was bashful and shy.
Nobody understood why
Mary loved him. All the other girls passed him by.
Everyone wanted to know
How she could pick such a beau.
With a twinkle in her eye,
She made this reply:

CHORUS 1: He's not so good in a crowd, but when you get him alone,
You'd be surprised.
He isn't much at a dance, but then when he takes you home,
You'd be surprised.
He doesn't look much of a lover,
But don't judge a book by its cover.
He's got the face of an angel, but there's a devil in his eye.
He's such a delicate thing but when he starts in to squeeze,
You'd be surprised.
He doesn't look very strong but when you sit on his knee,
You'd be surprised.
At a party or at a ball
I've got to admit he's nothing at all,
But in a Morris chair,
You'd be surprised.

2. Mary continued to praise
Johnny's remarkable ways
To the ladies, and you know advertising pays.
Now Johnny's never alone.
He has the busiest phone.
Almost ev'ry other day
A new girl will say:

CHORUS 2: He's not so good in the house, but on a bench in the park,
You'd be surprised.
He isn't much in the light, but when he gets in the dark,
You'd be surprised.
I know he looks as slow as the Erie,
But you don't know the half of it, dearie.
He looks as cold as an Eskimo, but there's fire in his eyes.
He doesn't say very much but when he starts in to speak,
You'd be surprised.
He's not so good at the start but at the end of a week,
You'd be surprised.
On a streetcar or in a train
You'd think he was born without any brain,
But in a taxicab,
You'd be surprised.