A Fine Romance


Lyrics by:  Dorothy Fields

Music by:  Jerome Kern

Arranged By:  Johnny Mandel

Originally made famous by:  Fred Astaire

From the Film:  Swing Time  (1936)

Label:  Reprise Records

Recorded:  December 20, 1960



A fine romance, with no kisses

A fine romance, my friend this is

We should be like a couple of hot tomatoes

But you're as cold as yesterday's mashed potatoes

A fine romance, you won't nestle

A fine romance, you won't wrestle

I might as well play bridge

With my old maid aunt

I haven't got a chance

This is a fine romance


A fine romance, my good fellow

You take romance, I'll take jello

You're calmer than the seals

In the Arctic Ocean

At least they flap their fins

To express emotion

A fine romance with no quarrels

With no insults and all morals

I've never mussed the crease

In your blue serge pants

I never get the chance

This is a fine romance