Button Up Your Overcoat Lyrics

Johnny Mercer


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Lew Brown, B.g. Desylva, B.g. Desylva, Ray Henderson
popularity : 1 users have visited this page.
length: 2:37
drums: Nick Fatool
trumpet: Charles Griffard, Nate Kazebier
reeds: Fred Stulce, Julian "Matty" Matlock
baritone saxophone: Harry Schuchman
piano: Stan Wrightsman
guitar: George van Eps
bass: Jack Ryan
performing orchestra: Paul Weston & His Orchestra

Listen, big boy
Now that you got me made
Goodness, but I'm afraid
Somethin's gonna happen to you

Listen, big boy
You gotta be hooked, and how
I would die if I should lose you now

Button up your overcoat
When the wind is free
Take good care of yourself
You belong to me

Eat an apple every day
Get to bed by three
Oh, take good care of yourself
You belong to me

Be careful crossing streets, ooh, ooh
Cut out sweets, ooh, ooh
Lay off meat, ooh, ooh
You'll get a pain and ruin your tum-tum

Wear your flannel underwear
When you climb a tree
Oh, take good care of yourself
You belong to me

Button up your overcoat
When the wind is free
Oh, take good care of yourself
You belong to me
Boop-boop-a-doop

When you sass a traffic cop
Use diplomacy
Just take good care of yourself
You belong to me

Beware of frozen funds, ooh, ooh
Stocks and bonds, ooh, ooh
Dockside thugs, ooh, ooh
You'll get a pain and ruin your bankroll

Keep the spoon out of your cup
When you're drinking tea
Oh, take good care of yourself
You belong to me

Don't sit on hornet's tails, ooh, ooh
Or on nails, ooh, ooh
Or third rails, ooh, ooh
You'll get a pain and ruin your tum-tum

Keep away from bootleg hooch
When you're on a spree
Oh, take good care of yourself
You belong to me

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