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I'm Growing Fonder of You

    (Young, Meyer, Wendling)

Transcribed from Fats Waller and His Rhythm, vocals by Fats Waller; recorded 11/7/34;
From An Introduction to Fats Waller: His Best Recordings 1928 - 1942; Best of Jazz, 4006.
Photograph of Fats Waller by Michael Lipskin.

I'm growing fonder of everything,
To me the winter is like the spring,
And it's no wonder,
I'm growing fonder of you, yes.

I'm growing fonder of all I see,
A garden blooming, a barren tree,
And it's no wonder,
I'm growing fonder of you, yes, you.

Love and life are such a happy pair,
Love and life are full of fascination, if you get what I mean.
Living, loving, banish every care,
Is there any sweeter relaxation?

I'm growing fonder of every star,
I love to wander where daisies are,
And it's no wonder,
I'm growing fonder of you!

[Spoken]

Yes, swing me on out there in the garden, now!
Uh-huh!
Aw, mercy!
It's a lovely thing, I'm telling you, out here in this garden! It's lovely!
Aw, tweeter, tweeter, tweeter, tweet! Even the birds is fascinated this morning, yas!
Aw, mercy!
Banish every care!
Is there any sweeter relaxation? Huh? Tell me! Tell me!

I'm growing fonder of every twinkling star,
I love to wander where daisies are,
And it's no wonder,
I'm growing fonder of you! Yes, you!

[Spoken]

Well, all right, then!


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Published 10/9/99.


Fats Waller Resources:


Cover of Maurice Waller's biography of his father, Fats Waller.Fats Waller, excellent autobiograhy by son Maurice Waller.

Cover of Thomas "Fats" Waller: The Great Solos, 1929-1941You can find transcriptions of what Fats Waller actually played in Thomas "Fats" Waller: The Great Solos, 1929-1941, transcribed by Paul Posnak.

Look for Fats Waller sheet music, at sheetmusicplus, below:





 


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