Surely something’s wrong with me,
Since I heard a melody,
Melody of mystery,
A tempting refrain has entered my brain,
No one seems to know a thing about this melody.
Listen, listen, listen to that wonderful stain,
Listen, listen, listen while I hum it again,
It haunts me, it taunts me,
That tantalizing sound, follows me around,
My poor brain, oh what am I going to do, what am I going to do,
Everywhere I go I hear it again, what a refrain!
Tia-da-da, in the air, everywhere,
It simply saddens me, gladdens me, sometimes maddens me,
My croony melody
In the night, when I’m asleep,
Through my dreams it seems to creep,
Rouses me from slumber deep,
And all through the day it’s with me to stay,
Still I must admit I’m wild about this melody.
Goodwin, Joe and Goetz, Ray, "My Croony Melody" (1914). Historic Sheet Music Collection. 1439.
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