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He's My Secret Passion

    (Valentine - Young)

Transcribed from Danny Yates and His Orchestra; vocals by Smith Ballew; recorded 10/23/1930.
From: Can't Help Lovin' That Man; Art Deco Columbia Legacy CK 52855.

I'm at my window each morning at eight,
My day begins when he passes the gate;
He doesn't know it, but someday he will;
He's my secret passion.

I gaze for hours at the house where he lives,
You can't imagine the thrill that it gives;
I know I show it, but that's how I feel;
He's my secret passion.

I'm trying to find among my friends
One who knows him, too.
I'll be introduced to him by friends,
If it's the last thing that I do.

And at the cafe where he dines at night,
I sit and wish that the cooking were mine;
He doesn't know it, but someday he will,
He's my secret passion.


She's My Secret Passion

    (Valentine - Young)

Transcribed from vocals by Donald King with McKinney's Cotton Pickers, recorded Feb. 12, 1931;
From McKinney's Cotton Pickers, 1930-1931 & Don Redman and His Orchestra, 1939-1940; Chronological Classics 649.

I'm at my window each morning at eight,
My day begins when she passes the gate,
She doesn't know it, but someday she will;
She's my secret passion.

I gaze for hours at the house where she lives,
You can't imagine the thrill that it gives,
I know I show it, but that's how I feel;
She's my secret passion.

Try to find among my friends
One who knows her, too;
For to be introduced to her by friends
If it's the last thing I do.

I catch the same train she catches at night,
I sit beside her just dumb with delight,
She doesn't know it, but someday she will;
She's my secret passion.


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Published 3/25/99.
Updated 2/1/01.


 


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