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Album: Footlight Parade

Honeymoon Hotel

Music: Harry Warren + Sammy Fain

Lyrics: Al Dubin + Irving Kahal

Premiere: 1933


How am I to say

What I want to say

In the proper way,

My dear?

I'm not a gallant cavalier,

But I'm sincere.

So, I'm gonna say

All I have to say

In the language of the day;

You may have heard it all before,

But here it goes once more.

Chorus 1:

How about a little celebration

To the jingle of a wedding bell?

How about a little reservation

At the Honeymoon Hotel?

Honeymooning's going to be my hobby.

Don't you think a honeymoon is swell?

Wait until we walk into the lobby

Of the Honeymoon Hotel.

Cupid is the night clerk

Neath the stars above;

He just loves his night work,

Mm, we just love to love.

Oh, I'm a mister looking for a missus.

As a missus, you'll do very well.

Bring along your things and all your kisses

To the Honeymoon Hotel.

Chorus 2:

I'm the man in charge of transportation,

I will see that ev'rything goes well.

I'm the clerk in charge of registration

At the Honeymoon Hotel.

I'm the boy who carries up a sidle

Any time you push a little bell.

Bridal suites are never very idle

At the Honeymoon Hotel.

We're the house detectives,

But we're puzzled with

The fact that no-one stops here

Unless their name is Smith.

I'm the girl in charge of conversation,

I hear things I wouldn't dare to tell.

I's the captain of the comfort station

At the Honeymoon Hotel.

(Bellman, spoken:) Paging Mr Smith. Mr Smith!

(Family, spoken:) Aww!

Chorus 3:

(Sung:) Aren't you glad to see you dear old mother?

Tell me why you didn't let us know.

No, they didn't notify us, mother;

Ha-ha, but they will when they need dough!

(Spoken:) Oh, yes.

(Sung:) Aunt Matilda has a present for you.

It will come in handy, you can bet.

We got that just twenty years before you,

But it ain't been used as yet.

Congratulations, sister!

All your clouds have passed.

Congratulations, father!

She's off your hands at last.

Course you know that all of you are welcome,

I'm so glad to see you, I could cry.

It's a lot of hooey that we're welcome!

(Spoken:) We'll be seeing you, goodbye.

(Family, spoken:) Goodbye.

Verse 2:

(Sung:) I've been notified

There's a little bride

All alone in Number Two;

I think we ought to see her through.

I will,

Me, too.

We've been here a week.

When you're here a week,

Then you're qualified to speak;

Let's tell her what it's all about.

My dear, will you come out?

Chorus 4:

Oh, I'm glad it's you, I feel so nervous:

I don't know my husband very well.

Husbands are a feature of the service

At the Honeymoon Hotel.

Gee, I'm sorry that I ever, ever

Left my little home in New Rochelle.

Wait a while, you'll want to stay forever

At the Honeymoon Hotel.

Girls, you'll have to scatter.

We don't see why we should.

You're in Jersey City

And not in Hollywood!

We've got to be in bed before eleven.

Naturally, we think it's very swell,

'Cause every little bridal suite is heaven

At the Honeymoon Hotel.

Chorus 5:

Kiss your little honey boy good-night, girl,

Now we're married, dear, and here we are.

I've a right to be beside the right girl;

But you're in the wrong boudoir!

(Spoken:) Oh, honey!

(Sung:) Don't you dare to lie to me, I caught you...

(Spoken:) But, darling!

(Sung:) Getting friendly with that blonde gazelle.

Please don't make me sorry that I brought you

To the Honeymoon Hotel.

In the morning, I'll see my attorney,

I will have my little tale to tell.

And for this I took you on this journey

To the Honeymoon Hotel!

Who was that blonde woman

Making eyes at you?

I don't know that woman,

I cross my heart it's true.

If I've hurt your feelings, I regret it,

Won't you please forgive your little Nell?

Ah, let's turn out the lights and just forget it...

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