Heptune presents:

Could I? I Certainly Could!

     (Yellen, Ager)

Transcribed from vocals by Ruth Etting, recorded April 14, 1926,
From Ruth Etting, Living Era, Academy Sound and Vision, Ltd., CD AJA 5008.

I beg to announce to you,
With men I'm completely through,
Finished with them all, big or small, short or tall!
The door to my heart is shut,
No more will I lose my nut
Over movie stars, sheiks in Packard cars,
I hate all the men!
But:

Could I care for that big boy there,
With the dimples and wavy hair?
Oh, could I? I certainly could!

Could I sit on that papa's knee?
Could I let him "sweet mama" me?
Could I? I certainly could!

What lovin' wouldn't he get, wouldn't he get?
Hot oven, couldn't we pet, couldn't we pet?

Could I take him on moonlight trips,
Fry sweet kisses on those hot lips?
Could I? I certainly could!

[Piano vamping]

Could I? I certainly could!

[Piano vamping]

Could I? I certainly could!

[Piano vamping]

Could I? I certainly could!

Could I care for those big brown eyes?
Could I buy him his shirts and ties?
Oh, could I? I certainly could!

Could I care for those great big arms?
Could I care for his lovin' charms?
Could I? I certainly could!

What lovin' wouldn't he get, wouldn't he get?
Hot oven, couldn't we pet, couldn't we pet?

Could I give him a thrill or two?
Are you asking? Well, I'm telling you!
Could I? I certainly could!


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Published 7/22/01.

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