Let's Call the Whole Thing Off Lyrics

Louis Armstrong


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Ira Gershwin, George Gershwin
album: Track in album Let's Do It: Best of the Verve Years
release date: 1995-9-26
popularity : 3143 users have visited this page.
length: 4:13
composer: George Gershwin
lyricist: Ira Gershwin

Cover Art

Louis Armstrong Let's Do It: Best of the Verve Years cover art
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Things have come to a pretty pass
Our romance is growing flat,
For you like this and the other
While I go for this and that,

Goodness knows what the end will be
Oh I don't know where I'm at
It looks as if we two will never be one
Something must be done:

You say either and I say either,
You say neither and I say neither
Either, either neither, neither
Let's call the whole thing off.

You like potato and I like potahto
You like tomato and I like tomahto
Potato, potahto, tomato, tomahto.
Let's call the whole thing off

But oh, if we call the whole thing off
Then we must part
And oh, if we ever part, then that might break my heart

So if you like pyjamas and I like pyjahmas,
I'll wear pyjamas and give up pyajahmas
For we know we need each other so we
Better call the whole thing off
Let's call the whole thing off.

You say laughter and I say larfter
You say after and I say arfter
Laughter, larfter after arfter
Let's call the whole thing off,

You like vanilla and I like vanella
You saspiralla, and I saspirella
Vanilla vanella chocolate strawberry
Let's call the whole thing off

But oh if we call the whole thing of then we must part
And oh, if we ever part, then that might break my heart

So if you go for oysters and I go for ersters
I'll order oysters and cancel the ersters
For we know we need each other so we
Better call the calling off off,
Let's call the whole thing off.

I say father, and you say pater,
I saw mother and you say mater
Pater, mater uncle, auntie let's call the whole thing off.

I like bananas and you like banahnahs
I say havana and I get havahnah
Bananas, banahnahs havana, havahnah
Go your way, I'll go mine

So if I go for scallops and you go for lobsters,
So all right no contest we'll order lobseter
For we know we need each other so we
Better call the calling off off,
Let's call the whole thing off.


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues
  • 2 Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good to You?
  • 3 Let's Call the Whole Thing Off
  • 4 You Go to My Head
  • 5 East of the Sun (And West of the Moon)
  • 6 Under a Blanket of Blue
  • 7 Let's Fall in Love
  • 8 Summertime
  • 9 It Ain't Necessarily So
  • 10 Oh Bess, Oh Where's My Bess?
  • 11 Moon Song (That Wasn't Meant for Me)
  • 12 How Long Has This Been Going On?
  • 13 When Your Lover Has Gone
  • 14 Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love)
  • 15 Stars Fell on Alabama
  • 16 (Back Home Again In) Indiana
    CD 2
  • 1 Stompin' at the Savoy
  • 2 Tenderly
  • 3 Stormy Weather
  • 4 What's New?
  • 5 They Can't Take That Away From Me
  • 6 You're Blase
  • 7 Just One of Those Things
  • 8 Nobody Knows the Trouble I've seen
  • 9 Sweet Lorraine
  • 10 I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
  • 11 Autumn in New York
  • 12 Makin' Whoopee
  • 13 We'll Be Together Again
  • 14 Willow Weep for Me
  • 15 A Foggy Day
  • 16 There's No You
  • 17 The Three of Us
  • 18 Pretty Little Missy