Some Sort of Somebody

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Some Sort of Somebody  (1915) 
by Jerome Kern (music) and Elsie Janis (lyrics)
Song from the musical Very Good Eddie.
Sheet music (browse)

[Verse]

(She) Have you ever really tried to concentrate?
(He) I don't know the meaning of the word;
(She) Then when you think you love a girl you hesitate?
(He) Not too long, for that would be absurd!
I know that when I'm ninety, with a long grey beard,
I'll still be making up my mind.
(She) Procrastination is a habit to be feared,
You will always find.

[Refrain]

(She) Some of the time you think you love a brunette
(He) I know the kind who had a Spanish mother!
(She) Some of the time you love a blond.
(He) Who came from Eden, by way of Sweden!
(She) And sometimes they're short, or they may be tall!
(He) They may pass by And sometimes they fall!
(Both) But you love some sort of somebody
All of the time.

[Verse]

(He) I have travelled all around this world of ours
(She) I don't doubt that you've been going some.
(He) And I have sipped the honey from the rarest flow'rs!
(She) You have sent the flow'rs and sipped the rum!
(He) In ev'ry foreign country I have met my fate.
I've met her so much, I am tired!
(She) Can you remain quite neutral and to me relate,
Which you most admire.

[Refrain]

(He) Some of the time I loved a girl from Berlin
(She) Sie war so schöen und lustig und so weiter![1]
(He) Some of the time she came from Spain.
(She) Your heart was full, oh! Of throw the Bull oh!
(He) And Italian girls, And French I adore!
(She) Now then we know Who started the war!
(Both) But you[2] love some sort of somebody
All of the time.

Notes[edit]

  1. German for "She was so pretty and funny and so forth!"
  2. He sings "I", she sings "you".
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