I Can't Tell a Lie

Fred Astaire, Bing CrosbyBuy this song

Fred Astaire

Fred Astaire (born Frederick Austerlitz; May 10, 1899 – June 22, 1987) was an American film and Broadway stage dancer, choreographer, singer, musician and actor. His stage and subsequent film career spanned a total of 76 years, during which he made 31 musical films. He was named the fifth Greates… more »

I could say that you're homely,
Just as homely as pie!
But this is Washington's birthday,
And I've got to say you're beautiful,
'Cause I can't tell a lie!

I could say that you're stupid,
Nothing up in your crown!
But this is Washington's birthday,
And the truthful he
Of the cherry tree
Would look down on me
And frown!

I could say that I hate you if I try,
But I've got to say that I love you,
'Cause it's February the twenty second
And I can't tell a lie!

I could say that you're homely,
Just as homely as pie!
But this is Washington's birthday,
And I've got to say you're beautiful,
'Cause I can't tell a lie!

I could say that you're stupid,
Nothing up in your crown!
But this is Washington's birthday,
And the truthful he
Of the cherry tree
Would look down on me
And frown!

I could say that I hate you if I try,
But I've got to say that I love you,
'Cause it's February the twenty second
And I can't tell a lie!

Written by: IRVING BERLIN

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