Personality Lyrics

Johnny Mercer

publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Johnny Burke
album: Track 10 in album The Capitol Collector's Series
release date: 1989-7-25
popularity : 8 users have visited this page.
genres: Jazz Pop
styles: Vocal
length: 2:50

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Johnny Mercer The Capitol Collector's Series cover art
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When Madam Pompadour was on a ballroom floor
Said all the gentlemen "Obviously,"
"The madam has the cutest personality"

And think of all the books about do Barry's looks
What was it made her the toast of Paree?
She had a well-developed personality

(What did Romeo see in Juliet?)
(Or Figaro in Figarette?)
(Or Jupiter in Juno?)
You know!

And when Salome danced and had the boys entranced
No doubt it must have been easy to see
That she knew how to use her personality

(A girl can learn to spell and take dictation well)
(And never sit on the boss's left knee)
(Unless she's got a perfect personality)

(A girl can get somewhere in spite of stringy hair)
(Or even just a bit bowed at the knee)
(If she can show a faultless personality)

Why are certain girls offered certain things
Like sable coats and wedding rings?
By men who wear their spats right?
(That's right!)

(So don'tcha say "I'm smart and have the kindest heart"
(Or "what a wonderful sister I'd be")
Just tell me how you like my


Baby, you've got the cutest

Track Listing

  • 1 Strip Polka
  • 2 I Lost My Sugar in Salt Lake City
  • 3 G.I. Jive
  • 4 Blues in the Night
  • 5 Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive
  • 6 Candy
  • 7 I'm Gonna See My Baby
  • 8 On The Atchison, Topeka, and the Santa Fe
  • 9 Surprise Party
  • 10 Personality
  • 11 My Sugar Is So Refined
  • 12 One for My Baby (And One More for the Road)
  • 13 Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah
  • 14 A Gal in Calico
  • 15 Winter Wonderland
  • 16 Moon-Faced, Starry-Eyed
  • 17 Sugar Blues
  • 18 Save the Bones for Henry Jones ('Cause Henry Don't Eat No Meat)
  • 19 Glow Worm
  • 20 Baby It's Cold Outside