SONG OF THE DAY: My Funny Valentine

'My Funny Valentine'

 

Performed by: Mitzi Green in the Broadway show Babes in Arms

 

Written by: Composed by Richard Rogers with lyrics by Lorenz Hart

 

Released in: 1937

 

The story behind the song:

Although it was born as a show song, it is now considered one of the most famous jazz standards of all time and has been covered by many known names such as Chet Baker, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Bing Crosby, Boy George and maaaaaany more

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Lyrics:

My funny valentine,
Sweet comic valentine,
You make me smile with my heart.
Your looks are laughable, un-photographable,
Yet, you're my favorite work of art.

Is your figure less than Greek?
Is your mouth a little weak?
When you open it to speak, are you smart?
But, don't change a hair for me.
Not if you care for me.
Stay little valentine, stay!
Each day is Valentine's Day

Is your figure less than Greek?
Is your mouth a little weak?
When you open it to speak, are you smart?
But, don't change a hair for me.
Not if you care for me.
Stay little valentine, stay!
Each day is Valentine's Day

Some famous covers:

Chet Baker:

 

Chris Botti & Sting: