Funny Face
Funny Face, (1927)
Funny Face
George Gershwin (m), Ira Gershwin (w)
Funny Face, 1927
VERSE 1
Frankie, dear, your birthday gift reveals to me
That at heart you're really not so bad.
If I add, your funny face appeals to me,
Please, don't think I've suddenly gone mad.
You have all the qualities of a Peter Pan,
I'd go far before I'd find a sweeter pan.
REFRAIN 1
I love your funny face,
Your sunny funny face,
For you're a cutie
With more than beauty,
You've got a lot
Of personali-"TNT",
Thousands laughs I've found,
In having you around.
Though your no Gloria Swanson,
For worlds I'd no replace
Your sunny funny face.
VERSE 2
Needn't tell me that I'm not so pretty, dear,
When my looking glass and I agree.
In the contest at Atlantic City, dear,
Miss America I'd never be.
Truth to tell, though, you're not such a lot yourself,
As a Paul Swan you are not so hot yourself. And yet…
REFRAIN 2
I love your funny face,
Your sunny funny face.
You can't repair it,
So I declare it
Is quite all right
Like Ronald Colman?
So's your ol' man!
Yet it's very clear,
I'm glad when you are near.
Though you're no Handsome Harry
For worlds I'd not replace
Your sunny funny face.
REFRAIN 3
I love your funny face,
Your sunny, funny face.
Though it upsets one,
In time, it gets one -
That's true, for you
Have personali-"Tea for Two".
Those eyes! Those nose! Those cheek!
Won't make a movie sheik.
But though you're no patootie,
For worlds I'd not replace
Your sunny, funny face.
REFRAIN 4
I love your funny face,
Your sunny, funny face.
You never bother
About your father.
Have you no shame?
You're just a mutt and nothing but!
Yet when you wag your tail,
You'll never be for sale.
Though you're no Rin Tin Tin, dear,
For worlds I'd not replace
Your sunny, funny face.
2016
Jun 17-26Shedd Theatricals 2016Funny FaceJaqua
RecordedPerformersLabelCat.#Matrix
12/08/1927Victor Arden-Phil Ohman OrchestraVictor2111441151
YearTitleMediumTypeUsage
1927Funny Facestagestage originalintroduced
1927Smartystagestage originalpreviewed
1957Funny Facefilmfilm adaptationreused
1960Soft Lights And Sweet Musicfilmfilm originalinterpolated
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