Who Sang It's De-Lovely? Ethel Merman

Ethel Merman An Earful of Merman cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1994
length: 2:50
composer: Cole Porter
lyricist: Cole Porter
The night is young, the skies are clear
So if you want to go walking, dear,
It's delightful, it's delicious, it's de-lovely.
I understand the reason why
You're sentimental, 'cause so am I,
It's delightful, it's delicious, it's de-lovely.
You can tell at a glance
What a swell night this is for romance,
You can hear dear Mother Nature
Murmuring low,
"Let yourself go!"
So please be sweet, my chickadee,
And when I kiss you, just say to me,
"It's delightful, it's delicious,
It's delectable, it's delirious,
It's dilemma, it's delimit, it's deluxe,
It's de-lovely".

I feel a sudden urge to sing
The kind of ditty that invokes the spring.

I'll control my desire to curse
While you crucify the verse.

This verse I started seems to me
The Tin-Pantithesis of a melody,

So spare us all the pain,
Just skip the darn thing and sing the refrain...

Mi, mi, mi, mi,
Re, re, re, re,
Do, sol, mi, do, la, si.

The night is young, the skies are clear
So if you want to go walking, dear,
It's delightful, it's delicious, it's de-lovely.
I understand the reason why
You're sentimental, 'cause so am I,
It's delightful, it's delicious, it's de-lovely.
You can tell at a glance
What a swell night this is for romance,
You can hear dear Mother Nature
Murmuring low,
"Let yourself go!"

So please be sweet, my chickadee,
And when I kiss you, just say to me,
"It's delightful, it's delicious,
It's...It's de-lovely".

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 An Earful of Music
  • 2 Shake Well Before Using
  • 3 How Deep Is the Ocean
  • 4 I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues
  • 5 Eadie Was a Lady
  • 6 I Get a Kick Out of You
  • 7 It's Just a New Spanish Custom
  • 8 He Reminds Me of You
  • 9 It's the Animal in Me
  • 10 Shake It Off With Rhythm
  • 11 You're the Top
  • 12 Shanghai-De-Ho
  • 13 Ridin' High
  • 14 It's De-Lovely
  • 15 Hot and Happy
  • 16 You Are the Music to the Words in My Heart
  • 17 Medley From Alexander's Ragtime Band
  • 18 Heat Wave
  • 19 Marching Along With Time
  • 20 This Is It
  • 21 I'll Pay the Check
  • 22 Friendship (live, W Bert Lahr)
  • 23 Make It Another Old-Fashioned, Please
  • 24 Let's Be Buddies