Ray Henderson, Irving Berlin, Ruth Etting Button Up Your Overcoat (excerpt) cover

Button Up Your Overcoat (excerpt)
by Ray Henderson, &
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Verse 1
Listen, big boy
Now that you got me made
Goodness, but I'm afraid
Somethin's gonna happen to you
Verse 2
Listen, big boy
You gotta be hooked, and how
I would die if I should lose you now
Verse 3
Button up your overcoat
When the wind is free
Take good care of yourself
You belong to me
Verse 4
Eat an apple every day
Get to bed by three
Oh, take good care of yourself
You belong to me
Verse 5
Be careful crossing streets, ooh, ooh
Cut out sweets, ooh, ooh
Lay off meat, ooh, ooh
You'll get a pain and ruin your tum-tum
Verse 6
Wear your flannel underwear
When you climb a tree
Oh, take good care of yourself
You belong to me
Verse 7
Button up your overcoat
When the wind is free
Oh, take good care of yourself
You belong to me
Boop-boop-a-doop
Verse 8
When you sass a traffic cop
Use diplomacy
Just take good care of yourself
You belong to me
Verse 9
Beware of frozen funds, ooh, ooh
Stocks and bonds, ooh, ooh
Dockside thugs, ooh, ooh
You'll get a pain and ruin your bankroll
Verse 10
Keep the spoon out of your cup
When you're drinking tea
Oh, take good care of yourself
You belong to me
Verse 11
Don't sit on hornet's tails, ooh, ooh
Or on nails, ooh, ooh
Or third rails, ooh, ooh
You'll get a pain and ruin your tum-tum
Verse 12
Keep away from bootleg hooch
When you're on a spree
Oh, take good care of yourself
You belong to me

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