Exactly like you

1930© Music by Jimmy McHugh and Lyrics by Dorothy Fields

Dorothy Fields   * Allenhurst, NJ Jul 15, 1905
† New York City, NY Mar 28, 1974
Jimmy McHugh * Boston, Mass Jul 10, 1894
† Beverly Hills, Ca May 23, 1969

In 1930, another of Lew Leslie’s lavish productions, THE INTERNATIONAL REVUE, contained two of McHugh and Fields’ most enduring songs: On The Sunny Side Of The Street, which was introduced by Harry Richman, and Exactly Like You, a duet for Richman and Gertrude Lawrence.

Lyrics:
I know why I’ve waited, know why I’ve been blue,
I pray each night for someone, Exactly like you.

Why should we spend money, on a show or two,
When no-one writes those love scenes, Exactly like you.

You make me feel so grand, I wanne give this world to you,
You make me understand, these foolish little dreams I’m dreaming
Schemes I’m scheming.

Now, I know why my mother, taught me to be true,
She meant me for someone, Exactly like you.

2,4,6,8,10 that’s when my life (love) began,
It’s 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,and 10.

I want be be a rug, rug, rug, cutter
Swing out, in the groove, in the groove, in the groove, in the groove.

Jack and Jill went up the hill, to find a pail of water,
Jill came down the hill and said, Jack didn’t want no water

I want be be a rug, rug, rug, cutter
Swing out, in the groove, in the groove, in the groove, in the groove.