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"'A' You're Adorable" Lyrics

Perry Como feat. Fontane Sisters

When Johnny Jones was serenading Mary
He sure could quote a lot of poetry
But he'd much rather tell 'er what he learned in his speller
When they both attended PS 33

(A) you're adorable
(B) you're so beautiful
(C) you're a cutie full of charms
(D) youre a darling and
(E) you're exciting
(F) you're a feather in my arms

(G) you look good to me
(H) you're so heavenly
(I) you're the one I idolize
(J) we're like Jack and Jill
(K) you're so kissable
(L) is the love light in your eyes

M, N, O, P (you could go on all day)
Q ,R, S, T (alphabetically speaking, you're OK)

(U) made my life complete
(V) means you're *awf'lly sweet*
W, X, Y, Z
Its fun to wander through
The alphabet with you
To tell (us what?) I mean (uh-huh?)
To tell you what you mean to me
(We love you alphabetically)
This song was last modified on August 8th, 2017.
Copyright with Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC.
Written by Buddy Kaye, Fred Wise, Sidney Lippman.
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"'A' You're Adorable" is a popular song with music by Sid Lippman and lyrics by Buddy Kaye and Fred Wise, published in 1948.

The biggest hit version was recorded by Perry Como, with The Fontane Sisters on March 1, 1949. This recording was released on single records as follows:

In the United States, by RCA Victor, on 78 rpm (catalog number 20-3381-B) and 45 rpm (catalog number 47-2899), in 1949, with the flip side "When Is Sometime?" This record reached #1 on the US chart on April 9, 1949.

In the United Kingdom, by HMV, on 78 rpm (catalog number BD-1250) in June 1949, with the flip side "Forever and Ever"
In Japan, by Victor Entertainment, on 78 rpm (catalog number S-2), with the flip side "Bali Ha'i"

Another recording by Jo Stafford and Gordon MacRae was also very popular. The recording was released by Capitol Records as catalog number 15393. The flip side was "Need You." The recording first appeared on the Billboard charts on March 25, 1949, lasting 13 weeks and peaking at position #4.

Another recording by the Tony Pastor orchestra also charted. The recording was released by Columbia Records as catalog number 38449. The recording first appeared on the Billboard charts on May 6, 1949, lasting 2 weeks and peaking at position #22.

The song formed the basis for a Morecambe and Wise sketch, where Eric Morecambe started with "A you're adorable, B you're so beautiful" and then randomly chose letters such as J, Q or Z to fox Ernie Wise.

The song was used in a Star Trek: The Next Generation DVD extra, where Patrick Stewart, as Jean-Luc Picard, sang the song with slightly altered lyrics.

The song was also performed by an Anything Muppet on Sesame Street to his girlfriend, who was then scared off by Cookie Monster

Perry Como (with The Fontane Sisters)

Buddy Kaye Quintet

Tony Pastor

Jo Stafford and Gordon MacRae
Beverly Kenney

Dean Martin

Mike Douglas

The Kidsongs on their "Baby Animal Songs" video

Tirso Cruz III duet with Nora Aunor on their album Dream Come True under Vicor Records

Lea Salonga

John Lithgow on his CD, Singin' in the Bathtub (1999, Sony Wonder)
Jimmy Dorsey (with Claire Hogan) recorded from a radio broadcast around 1949; collected on The Complete Standard Transcriptions (1999, Soundies)

Larry Fotine and his Orchestra (Decca 24579)

Sharon, Lois & Bram on their album "Smorgasboard" (1979)
In late 2014, Supertramp released a live version of the song on the 40th anniversary edition of their Crime of the Century album. This performance was recorded on March 9, 1975, at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England.


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