Heptune presents:

That's My Weakness Now

    (Green, Stept)

Transcribed from vocals by Cliff Edwards, recorded July 3, 1928,
From The Vintage Recordings of Cliff Edwards (Ukulele Ike), Take Two Records, TT419CD.

Love, love, love, love,
What did you do to me?
The things I never missed
Are things I can't resist.

Love, love, love, love,
Isn't it plain to see
I just had a change of heart;
What can it be?

She's got eyes of blue,
I never cared for eyes of blue,
But she's got eyes of blue,
And that's my weakness now!

She's got dimpled cheeks;
I never cared for dimpled cheeks,
But she's got dimpled cheeks,
And that's my weakness now!

Oh my, oh me!
Oh, I should be good, I would be good,
But gee!

She likes to bill and coo,
I never liked to bill and coo,
But she likes to bill and coo
And that's my weakness now!

She likes rainy days.
I never cared for a rainy day,
But she likes rainy days
And that's my weakness now!

She likes vestibules,
I never stood in a vestibule,
But she likes vestibules
And that's my weakness now.

Oh gee, poor me!
I can hear the clock
Striking one-two-three!

She likes long good-nights,
I never had a long good-night,
But she likes long good-nights
And that's my weakness now!

[Effin']

She's got a Chevrolet,
I never liked a Chevrolet,
But she's got a Chevrolet,
And that's my weakness now.

She likes to drive in a certain way,
I never drove in a certain way,
But she likes to drive in a certain way,
And that's my weakness now!

Oh my, oh me!
I should be good, I would be good,
But gee!

She likes to park and play,
I never liked to park and play,
But I guess we'd better park and play,
So that's my weakness now.

[Effin']


Transcribed from vocals by Helen Kane, recorded 7/16/1928,
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.

Love, love, love, love,
Look what you've done to me!
The things I never missed,
Are things I can't resist!

Oh, love, love, love, love,
Isn't it plain to see,
I just had a change of heart,
What can it be?

He's got eyes of blue,
I never cared for eyes of blue,
But he's got eyes of blue,
And that's my weakness now!

He's got curly hair,
I never cared for curly hair,
But he's got curly hair,
And that's my weakness now!

Oh, my! Oh, me!
Oh, I should be good, I would be good,
But, gee!

He likes to bill and coo,
And I never cared to bill and coo,
But he likes to bill and coo,
So that's my weakness now!

He likes a saxophone,
I never cared for a saxophone,
But he likes a saxophone,
And that's my weakness now!

He likes those rainy days,
And I never cared for a rainy day,
But he likes a rainy day,
And that's my weakness now!

Oh, let it rain, let it pour,
'Cause I think he knows just what it's rainin' for!

He likes a long good-night,
And I never had a long good-night,
But he likes a long good-night,
So that's my weakness now!

And he likes boop-boop-a-doop,
And I never cared for boop-boop-a-doop
But he likes a boop-boop-a-doop,
So, that's my weakness now!

And he likes butt'n dutt'n da-da-da,
I never cared for butt'n dutt'n da-da-da,
But he likes but-dut-da-da,
So, that's my weakness now!

What's more, what's more,
Oh, I think he knows what but-dut-da is for!

And he likes boop-boop-a-doop,
I never cared for a boop-boop-a-doop
But he likes to boop-boop-a-doop,
That's my weakness now!

Ooh, that's my weakness now!


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