My Funny Valentine

14 Feb

My funny Valentine

Sweet comic Valentine

You make me smile with my heart

Your looks are laughable


Yet you’re my favorite work of art

Is your figure less than Greek?

Is your mouth a little weak?

When you open it to speak

Are you smart?

But don’t change a hair for me

Not if you care for me

Stay little Valentine, stay

Each day is Valentine’s day

Here’s a video of Frank Sinatra singing this tune to daughter Nancy. The story goes that younger daughter Tina was supposed to go out to be sung to, but then she got shy and refused to go out. So Nancy went out instead. Frank, expecting Tina, says “Nancy! What a surprise!” before he starts singing. Tina kicks herself now, for not going.

I love the little shake of their heads when he sings “Are you smart?”. And she clearly just adores her father.


Thanks to songwriters Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart.

Happy Valentine’s Day!




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