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Harold Rome

"I've Got the Nerve to Be in Love" (karaoke)

"I've Got the Nerve to Be in Love" (sheet music)


[] Some folks say love's just a luxury,

But I'm afraid I don't agree.

What's good enough for Woolworth heirs

And debutantes and millionaires

And kings and queens and people

Such as Edward Windsor and his duchess

Is good enough for me.

I haven't got a chauffeur:

No limousine to roam in.

And Miss Eliz'beth Arden

Don't work on my abdomen.

That may be so, but why should I

Deny myself a try at love?

I haven't got a wardrobe:

No gowns and rings that glisten.

No penthouse on the river,

I've just a hall to kiss in.

That may be so, but still I've got

The crust to want the thrill of love.

I prefer to stay away

From Newport and the gay

Society affairs.

Sewing underwear all day

Don't give much time to play

With millionaires. Who cares?

I haven't got an outfit

For riding on the horses.

My lunch is very simple:

I've cut out all the courses.

That may be true of me, but still I've got

The nerve to be in love with you.

 

[] I buy my things at Woolworth's

(No charge account at Sak's).

I never have to juggle

Reports of income taxes.

That may be so, but why should I

Deny myself a try at love?

Don't look for me on Broadway

Dressed up in tails and high hat.

The check girls at Morocco

Would turn away at my hat.

That may be so, but still I've got

A right to have a thrill of love.

No, I don't R.S.V.P.

When high society

Invites me to a dance.

Working in a shop all day

Don't give much time to play

With debutantes. Fat chance!

I haven't got an income

That G-men care to question.

When market prices tumble,

I don't get indigestion.

That may be true of me, but still I've got

The nerve to be in love with you.

 

[] I've no evening gowns that swish.

 

[] I've got no soup and fish or great big yacht.

 

[] No prince ever was my beau.

 

[] A beauty from a show, I haven't got. So what?

 

[♀♂] Our economic standing

Won't need investigation.

We know that we're included

In one-third of a nation.

It's very plain to see, but still I've got

The nerve to be in love with you.


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