You Never Can Tell (Kern)

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You Never Can Tell  (1914) 
by Jerome Kern (music) and Harry B. Smith (lyrics)
Song from the musical The Girl from Utah.
Sheet music cover

[Verse]

Does it seem to you.
As it seems to me?
For it seems to me
this world is just about right
Life is like a song
Sung the whole day long
Nothing can go wrong,
the sun was never so bright.
Why is it perhaps you'll guess
and if you won't I'll have to confess
Just when you think you're all right,
Love comes along and then it's "Goodnight."

[Chorus]

Oh you never can tell
Oh you never can say
When your heart will rebel
Hearts are funny that way
You may think you stand the test
But you find you're like the rest
Oh you cannot tell why
And you cannot tell how
It may be by and by
Or it may happen now
Fate arranged it long ago
So you never can tell you know.

[Verse]

Do I seem the same?
Haven't changed my name
Nothing else the same
seems as it was yesterday
Ev'rything looks new
Even skies are blue
Some new point of view
in all I do or I say.
I know why I won't deny
and you can tell I know if you try
I thought love had passed me by
There's no more astonished than I.

[Chorus]

Oh you never can tell
Oh you never can say
When your heart will rebel
Hearts are funny that way
You may think you stand the test
But you find you're like the rest
Oh you cannot tell why
And you cannot tell how
It may be by and by
Or it may happen now
Fate arranged it long ago
So you never can tell you know.

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This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1923.

The author died in 1945, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 60 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.