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Helen Kane

Lyrics, Page 2


I WANT TO BE BAD

Many thanks to the anonymous Helen Kane fan who provided the correct lyrics to this song.

To be, or not to be
That is not the question
And I decided a-long ago to be
With me, itís what to be, now making some suggestions
Good or bad, which is the best for me?
When youíre after fun and laughter, this aggravates you
Some reformers say a warmer climate awaits you
If itís naughty to rouge your lips, shake your shoulders and shake your hips
Let a lady confess, I want to be bad!
If itís naughty to vamp the men,
Sleep each morning till after ten,
Then the answer is yes, I want to be bad!
This thing of being a good little goodie is all very well
What can you do when youíre loaded with plenty of heal - th and vigor?
When youíre learning what lips are for, and itís naughty to ask for more
Let a lady confess, I want to be bad!
{Musical Interlude} 
Oh, if itís naughty to rouge your lips, shake your shoulders - shake your hips
Then let a lady confess, I want to be ba-a-ad!
Boop-oop-a-doop
And if itís naughty to vamp the men
Sleep each morning till after ten
Then the answer is yes, I want to be ba-a-a-a-ad!
Nobody cares just how blue and how lonesome I am
If I have troubles and laugh, why they donít give a dam - sel credit 
If itís wrong to let someone take
Just a little kiss by mistake
Let a lady confess I want to be Ba-a-a-da-da da-da-da-da - Bad!

DO SOMETHING

Oh honey, oh honey,
Why is it that you act so funny
When we could be making love?
Oh, Iím willing
Iím so willing
But nothing that you do seems thrilling
I long for your pettiní,
But where am I gettiní?
Thereís the moon, way up high, 
Here are you, and here am I...
Oh, do...do, do something!
I ainít been hugged, and I ainít been kissed
And I want to see just what Iíve missed
So, oh, do, oh, do something!
Iíve got the time and the place and the place and the time I know
Iíve got a bench in a park and a park in a bench and all.
You know, other pairs, theyíre making haste.
But look at me, Iím just going to waste so, 
Oh, do...oh, do something!
Summer nights, stars galore,
Oh, tell me, what are we waitiní for, huh?
Ah, come on, honey.  Ah, come on...do something!
Boop-boop-a-doop!
You know, itís been told
And explained, that nothing tried is nothing gained so,
Oh, do...oh, do something!
Iíve got a hug and a kiss and a kiss and a hug, or two
I wanna give them away, and Iím gonna give them away to you
Boop-boop-a-doop
Sitting around just seems so dumb
And look at me, Iím just getting numb, so,
Oh, do...oh, do something!
All alone, just we two, and I feel so [interjection]
Oh, do - do, do [interjection].

THAT'S WHY I'M HAPPY

Oh, Iím in love, Iím really in love,
This time I mean what I say.
Iíve found the one, the only one,
Whoís got me acting this way...
I love no one but he, 
He loves no one but me,
We love to be with we, 
Thatís why Iím happy!
I know just what he craves and
He knows just what I crave and
We know, but we behave,
Thatís why Iím happy!
We donít do the things that are wrong,
But, oh, how we do get along!
I do just as I should and
He does just as he should
We do each other good,
Thatís why Iím happy!
I love to be alone,
He loves to be alone,
We love when weíre alone,
Thatís why Iím happy!
I like him more each day and
He likes me more each day,
We like to be that way,
Thatís why Iím happy!
We have fun, but we donít spend a dime,
But oh, how we do spend our time!
I know we shouldnít pet, and
He knows we shouldnít pet,
We know but we forget, 
Thatís why Iím happy!
[Giggling] Happy!

I'D DO ANYTHING FOR YOU

Thereís lots of things that I donít like, sweetheart, itís true
But then I change my mind with just one smile from you
I loved you from the very start
Yes, Iíd do anything for you sweetheart...
No, I donít like turnips, I canít stand turnips, and I hate turnips itís true,
But if you say turnips, then Iíd eat catnip, say, Iíd do anything for you.
Oh, I donít like dancing, I canít stand dancing, and I hate dancing itís true,
But if you say, ďGo dance,Ē Iíd even toe dance, oh; Iíd do anything for you.
Sweetheart, canít you see,
What you mean to me?
No, I donít like Niagara (oh, I canít stand that place), and I hate Niagara itís true,
But if you say Niagara, then weíll go to Pittsburgh, or Iíd do anything for you.
No, I donít like bananas, I canít stand bananas, and I hate bananas itís true,
But if you sing tenor, then Iíll sing bananas, say, Iíd do anything for you.
No, I donít like Swiss cheese, I canít stand Swiss cheese,
The holes make me nervous, thatís true
But if you play the banjo, then Iíll play the Swiss cheese, oh; Iíd do anything for you.
Sweetheart, canít you see
What you mean to little me?
No, I donít like weddings, I canít stand weddings, and I hate weddings itís true,
But if you say a wedding, then weíll get married, oh; Iíd do anything for you.
Oh, sweetheart, canít you see
What you mean to little me?
No I donít like [interjections]
And I hate boop-boop itís true,
But if you say boop-boop, then weíll ba-doop-boop,
Oh, Iíd do anything for [interjections]!

HE'S SO UNUSUAL

You talk of sweeties, bashful sweeties
Iíve got one of those!
Oh, heís handsome as can be; but he worries me
He goes to college, and gathers knowledge
Oh, what that boy knows!
Heís up in his Latin and Greek
But in his sheik-iní heís weak
íCause...when I want some loviní,
And I gotta have some loviní
He says, ďPlease!  Stop it, please.Ē
Heís so unusual!	
And when I want some kissiní,
And I gotta have some kissiní,
He says, ďNo!  Let me go.Ē
Heís so unusual!
I know lots of boys who would be crazy over me
If they only had this fellowís opportunity.
You know, I would let him catch me
But the darn fool, he doesnít let me!
Oh, heís so unusual that he drives me wild!
When weíre in the moonlight, he says, ďI donít like the moonlight.
Ah, letís not park, in the dark.Ē
Oh, heís so unusual!
And when weíre riding in a taxi
He converses with the chauffeur
Ah, why donít he talk to me?
Oh, heís so different!
Others would be tickled pink to bup-bup-a-dup-a-dow!
He donít even know what bup-bup-bup-up-a-dupís about.
He says love is hokum
Gee, Iíd like to choke, choke, choke him!
íCause heís so unusual that he drives me wild.
You might as well be by yourself than in his company
When weíre out together, Iím as lonesome as can be
But still Iím mad about him, and I just canít live without him
íCause heís so unusual that he drives me wild!

AIN'TCHA?

Some girls keep their sweeties guessing
But I am different, Iím confessing, that Iím crazy over you
Oh, I admit that youíre my big moment; I never knew what a steady beau meant 
Till you came my way, now listen while I say...
Ainítcha kinda glad, and ainítcha kinda gay,
When you hear me say, ďI love you,Ē
Oh, tell me, baby, ainítcha?
And donít you kinda miss a little bit of bliss, when a hug or kiss I give ya?
Oh, tell me, baby, ainítcha?
Pretty soon thereíll be a honeymoon, and to the preacher we will go
And in a year, maybe, honey dear, weíll have a boop-boop-a-doop
Boop-boop-a-doop!
Ainítcha kinda glad, and ainítcha kinda gay,
When you hear me say, ďI love you,Ē
Oh, tell me, baby, ainítcha?
Boop-boop-a-doop!
And didnít ya used to say, that on some future day,
Youíd buy lingerie for your little baby?  Hmm?
Oh, tell me, baby, didnít ya?
And canít you take me please, down to Tiffanyís, 
And buy some rings and things for your little baby?  Hmm?
Oh, tell me, honey, canít ya?
Now if you donít then Iíll get mad, and I wonít be nice and sweet to you...
Ya know what Iíll do?
Iíll get the flu, then Iíll refuse to boop-boop-a-doop, boop-boop-a-doop!
So when everything is set, ainítcha gonna get
A parlor, kitchenette, and twin beds?  No? 
Oh, tell me, baby, ainítcha?
And ainítcha willingly gonna neck with me
íCause itís plain to see that I love you,
Oh, tell me, baby, bup-bup-a-dup-a-dup-up, ainítcha?

I HAVE TO HAVE YOU

Many thanks to Kim for sending in the correct lyrics to this song - they have perplexed me for years!

Darling, Iím just wild about you
Iím just not sensible
I canít do a thing without you
Youíre indispensable
Loving, I have to have loving, but when Iím having my loving, I have to have you!
Moment, I must have my moment, but when Iím having my moment, I have to have you!
Sometimes I get so blue, waiting for you to take me
I canít go on like this, ah, gimme a kiss and make me happy.
New thrills, oh I have to have new thrills, but when Iím having my new thrills, 
I have to have you!
Weekends, oh I hate to take weekends, but if I have to take weekends,
I have to have you! 
Boop-boop-a-doop
Night boats, oh I hate to take night boats
But if I have to take night boats
Iíll have to have you!
Ah, honey, whatís the sense, of this suspense we live in?
Come on for goodnessí sake, and give me a break, and give in, baby.
Whoopee!  I wanna make whoopee!  And when I wanna make whoopee!
I have to have you!
And if weíre ever caught, out in the rain while petting
Itís okay with me, I wonít complain of getting a wetting.
Whoopee!  I wanna make whoopee!  And when I make whoopee!
I have you!  Whoopee!

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