MADAME, I LOVE YOUR CREPES SUZETTE
fr "Dubarry Was A Lady" 1943 film
Burton Lane (m) Lew Brown (l) Ralph Freed (l) 1943
Red Skelton w Tommy Dorsey & his Orch (film soundtrack)
also rec by Danny Kaye
No thankyou, no!
I don't mean to be rude,
But I'm not in the mood for food.
It's lovely, it's tempting, fit for a king, I know!
Your cooking's a work of art,
But when you're with me, why be so a la carte?
Madame, I love your crepes suzette,
I think your crepes suzette is wonderful!
But, for the moment, let's forget
All about your crepes suzette!
Madame, I love your cheese souffle,
I think your cheese souffle is marvellous!
But when you look at me that way,
How can I eat cheese souffle?
I regret to say I'm unable
To partake of your table;
You'd be more delish',
Account of you're my favourite dish!
Madame, I don't want your bite,
It's not because I've lost my appetite!
I want what you've got plenty of,
Madame, I came here for love!
(Transcribed by Peter Akers - February 2011)