Flower Drum Song - Don't Marry Me Lyrics

1958 Broadway
Flower Drum Song the Musical - Don't Marry Me Lyrics

The song was written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II.

You are young and beautiful,
Sweet as the breath of May.
Earnestly I speak to you.
Weigh every word I say.

If you want to have a rosy future
And be happy as a honey bee,
With a husband who will always love you,
Baby, Don't marry me.

If you want a man you can depend on,
I can absolutely guarantee
I will never fail to disappoint you,
Baby, Don't marry me.

I eat litchie nuts and cookies in bed
And I fill the bed with nut shells and crumbs.
I have irritating habits you'll dread,
Like the way I have of cracking my thumbs.

My grandpa was a big game hunter.
He met grandma swinging on a tree.
If you want to have attractive children,
Baby, Don't marry me.

I would like to see my sons and daughters
Sliding up and down their father's knee.

They'll have splinters in their little fannies,
Cookie, Don't marry me.
I'm devoted to my dear old mama
And if you and mama disagree,
I would always side with her against you,
Schnookie, Don't marry me.

I would always like to know where you go.
I don't like a man to keep me in doubt.

Honey that's a thing that's easy to know,
You will always know where I am, I'm out!
I am talking like a chinese uncle.
I'm as serious as I can be.
I am saying this because I love you,
Darling, Don't marry me.

Marry a dope,
Innocent and gaga,
Marry a Khan,
Ali or the Aga.
Marry for money, or marry for free,
But don't marry me.

Review: Flower Drum Song the Musical Lyrics

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