Did you know that My Funny Valentine has a verse to it? Normally we only hear the refrain. Looking at the verse, I guess you wouldn’t to call your loved one a “slightly dopey gent.” I searched my music collection and found 7 versions of this song ranging from Etta James to Anita Baker to Sarah Vaughan.
My Funny Valentine
From Babes in Arms and Pal Joey (Film Version)
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart, music by Richard Rodgers
Be hold the way our fine feathered-friend
his virtue doth parade.
Thou knowest not my dim witted friend,
the picture Thou hast made.
Thy vacant brow and Thy tousled hair
conceal Thy good intent.
Thou noble upright, truthful, sincere
And slightly dopey gent- you are..
My funny valentine
Sweet comic valentine
You make me smile with my heart
You looks are laughable, unphotographable
Yet you’re my favorite work of art
Is your figure less than greek
Is your mouth a little bit weak
When you open it to speak, are you smart?
Don’t change a hair for me
Not if you care for me
Stay little valentine stay
Each day is valentine’s day