Heptune presents:

You're Not the Only Oyster in the Stew

    (Burke, Spina)
 
Transcribed from Fats Waller and His Rhythm, vocals by Fats Waller; recorded 9/28/34;
From An Introduction to Fats Waller: His Best Recordings 1928 - 1942; Best of Jazz, 4006.
Photograph of Fats Waller by Michael Lipskin.

You're not the only oyster in the stew,
Not the only tea leaf in the tea,
However, I'm convinced, completely, fully, firmly convinced,
You're the only one for me!

You're not the only wriggle in the brew,
You're not the only apple on the tree,
Still in all the facts, perfectly logical positive facts,
You're the only one for me!

So well supplied, the very things I seek,
Oh, mercy, baby, your smile is refreshing, kisses so unique;
When I'm 'round, I'm susceptible and weak,
I loves ya, I loves ya, so to speak!

There's seven million people in New York,
Fifty million Frenchmen in Paree,
Not to mention such as English, Irish, Italians, and Dutch,
But you're the only one for me!

Seven million people in New York,
Fifty million Frenchmen in Paree,
Not to mention English, Irish, Dutch,
You're the only one for me!

[Spoken]
Look here, babe!
Huh!
You're not the only oyster in the stew!
Look out, now!



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Published 10/9/99.


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