Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief

 

Lyrics by:  Paul Francis Webster

Music by:  Hoagy Carmichael

Originally made famous by: Betty Hutton

From the Album:  1946:  Old Gold Shows  (1994)

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There's a doctor livin' in your town

There's a lawyer and an Indian, too

And neither doctor, lawyer nor Injun chief

Could love you any more than I do

 

There's a barrel of fish in the ocean

There's a lot of little birds in the blue

And 'Neither fish nor fowl" says the wise old owl

Could love you any more than I do

 

No! No! No! it couldn't be true

That anyone else could love you like I do

I'm gonna warn all the *dead-eyed dicks*

That you're the chick with the slickest tricks

And every tick of my ticker ticks for you, follow through

 

Tell the doc to stick to his practice

Tell the lawyer to settle his case

Send the Injun chief and his tommy-hawk

Back to little Rain-In-the-Face

 

'cause you

Know! Know! Know! it couldn't be true

That anyone else could love you like I do

(No! No! No! it couldn't be true)

(That anyone else could love you like I do)

And, confidentially, I confess

I sent a note to the local press

That I'll be changin' my home address for you, follow through

 

Tell the doc to stick to his practice

Tell the lawyer to settle his case

Send the Injun chief and his tommy-hawk

Back to little Rain-In-the-Face

 

'cause you

Know! Know! Know! it couldn't be true

That anyone else could love you like I do

 

No! No! No! it couldn't be true

That anyone else could love you like I do

I'm gonna send a hot *communeek*

To warn the boys down at Cripple Creek

That every dimple on your dimpled cheek is mine, so to speak

 

Tell the (doc!) to stick to his practice

Tell the (lawyer!) to settle his case

Send the (Injun chief!) and his tommy-hawk

Back to little Rain-In-the-Face (woo-woo-woo, woo-woo-woo)

 

'cause you

Know! Know! Know! it couldn't be true

That anyone else could love you like I do

(Like I do)

(Like I do)

 

(Like I do)

 

LIKE I DO!!!