Nobody but You (from La, La Lucille, 1919)

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A gem by the young Gershwin from his first full-length Broadway score.


Many queens I have seen
On the stage and the screen
Who would never do.
Billie Burke, Alice Joyce—
none of them were my choice.
But when I met you
My thumping heart
From the very start
Knew right away, dear;
That’s why I say, dear:

Nobody but you—
Nobody will do.
I have seen them all
But didn’t fall
Until I saw you.
Who’s locked in my heart?
Who’s my little Yum Yum?
Honey, tell me who—
You know it’s nobody but you.