I Can't Tell a Lie

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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 Greatest Male Star of All Time by the American Film Institute. He is particularly associated with Ginger Rogers, with whom he made ten films. 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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