Saturday, January 04, 2014

Música: You'd Be Surprised

You'd Be Surprised (feat. Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks) by Stephen DeRosa on Grooveshark

You’d be Surprised
Irving Berlin/Gregory Gilpin
Originalmente cantada por Eddie Cantor em 1920

Johnny was bashful and shy.
Nobody understood why
Mary loved him.
All the other girls passed him by.
Ev'ryone wanted to know
how she could pick such a beau.
With a twinkle in her eye
she made this reply:

“He's not so good in a crowd but when you get him alone
you'd be surprised.
He isn't much at a dance but then when he takes you home
you'd be surprised.
He doesn't look like much of a lover
but can't judge a book by it's cover.
He's got the face of an angel
but there's a Devil in his eye.
He's such a delicate thing but when he starts in to squeeze
you'd be surprised.
He doesn't look very strong but when you sit on his knees
you'd be surprised.
At a party or at a ball
I've got to admit that he's nothing at all,
but in a Morris chair
you'd be surprised.”

Mary continued to praise
Johnny's remarkable ways
to the ladies
and you know advertising pays.
Now Johnny's never alone.
He has the busiest phone.
Almost ev'ry other day
a new girl will say:

“He's not so good in the house but on a bench in the park
You'd be surprised.
He isn't much in the light but when he gets in the dark
You'd be surprised.
I know he looks as slow as the Erie [
canal que ligava Nova Iorque aos Grandes Lagos no meio-oeste no século XIX]
but you don't know the half of it, dearie.
He looks as cold as an Eskimo,
but there's fire in his eyes.
He doesn't say very much but when he starts in to speak
you'd be surprised.
He's not so good at the start but at the end of the week
you'd be surprised.
On a streetcar or in a train
You'd think he was born without any brain
but in a taxicab, oh boy,
You'd be surprised.”

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