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Lyr Add: Was That the Human Thing to Do?

Jim Dixon 14 Nov 13 - 01:08 PM
maeve 15 Nov 13 - 05:21 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: WAS THAT THE HUMAN THING TO DO?
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 14 Nov 13 - 01:08 PM

I ran across this song and it appealed to me, so I thought I'd share it. Transcribed from Spotify:


WAS THAT THE HUMAN THING TO DO?
Words by Joe Young; music by Sammy Fain, ©1931.
As recorded by Rudy Vallee and His Connecticut Yankees

To err is human, I heard you say,
Forgiveness all divine,
But all the sweet things you may say
Can't mend this heart of mine.

Never thought that anyone in their right mind
Could ever treat another human so unkind.
Didn't you sneak away and leave a note behind?
Was that the human thing to do?

Always thought that yours was such a heart of gold,
But after I was sold on all the tales you told,
Didn't you let your kisses turn from hot to cold?
Was that the human thing to do?

I'm not trying to patch things up.
What's been done must be.
Lord, I wouldn't even treat a pup
The way you treated me.

How could anybody be so darned unfair?
You let me hang around until I learned to care.
Didn't you even laugh and leave me crying there?
Was that the human thing to do?

[Also recorded by Al Bowlly, Kay Starr, Nat King Cole, The Boswell Sisters, Margaret Lawrence, Anson Weeks & His Orchestra, Ben Selvin & His Orchestra, and several others.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Was That the Human Thing to Do?
From: maeve
Date: 15 Nov 13 - 05:21 AM

Nice one, Jim. Here are The Boswell Sisters:
"Was That the Human Thing to Do?


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