Heptune presents:

I'd Do Anything For You

    (Cliff Friend, Lew Pollack)

Transcribed from vocals by Helen Kane, recorded 6/14/1929,
From Helen Kane, the Original 'Boop-Boop a-Doop' Girl: Great Original Performances 1928 - 1930; Robert Parker's Classic Years in Digital Stereo, Louisiana Red Hot Records, RPCD-323,
Photograph of Helen Kane CD.

There's lots of things that I don't like, sweetheart, it's true,
But then I change my mind with just one smile from you;
I loved you from the very start,
Yes, I'd do anything for you, sweetheart!

No, I don't like turnips, I can't stand turnips, and I hate turnips, it's true!
But if you say turnips, then I eat catnip, 'cause I'd do anything for you!

No, I don't like dancing, I can't stand dancing, and I hate dancing, it's true,
But if you say go dance, I'd even toe dance; oh, I'd do anything for you!

Sweetheart, can't you see,
What you mean to me!

Now, I don't like Niagara, why, I can't stand that place, I hate Niagara, it's true;
But if you say Niagara, then we'll go to Pittsburgh; oh, I'd do anything for you!

No, I don't like bananas, I can't stand bananas, and I hate bananas, it's true!
But if you sing tenor, then I'll sing bananas, why, I'd do anything for you!

No, I don't like Swiss cheese, I can't stand Swiss cheese, the holes make me nervous, that's true!
But if you play the banjo, then I'll play the Swiss cheese, oh, I'd do anything for you!

Sweetheart, can't you see,
What you mean to little me!

No, I don't like weddings, oh, I can't stand weddings, and I hate weddings, it's true!
But if you say a wedding, then we'll get married, oh, I'd do anything for you!

Ooh, sweetheart, can't you see,
What you mean to little me!

No, I don't like ba-pa, bap-bop-pa-dap-ah, and I hate boop-boop, it's true!
But if you say boop-boop, then we'll ba-doop-doop, why I'd do anything for bop-bop-a-dop,
Boop!



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Published 4/1/00.

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