Witty Songs

Ted Schaar 2011

1. "My Sweet Tooth Says I Wanna, But My Wisdom Tooth Says No."

First up is a song from 1931 written by Sam H. Stept, Joe Young, and Sidney Clare and made popular by the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra.3  

Frederick Hodges,  who is based in San Francisco, performs the song on YouTube (Hodges).  He also kindly supplied sheet music so I could present the lyrics accurately.  They are quaint and charming ("I've got a hunch, my honey bunch").  The strangest line is "I'm no eenie meenie you know," which probably is meant to indicate the song's suitor isn't indecisive.    

Be prepared for an unusually long lead-in before the vocal starts.

Lyrics

Fondle me cute
My cutie cute
I'm not the "oh, stop" kind
One with a one-track mind, oh, no
Cuddle me nice
Take my advice
Baby I care a lot
Though you won't believe me
Believe it or not

Every kiss you give me is thrilling
In a way I'd go for you so
Oh, my sweet tooth says I wanna, but my wisdom tooth says no

In my heart I feel like I'm willing
I'm no eenie meenie you know
Oh, my sweet tooth says I wanna, but my wisdom tooth says no

Oh, oh, there's really two sides to me
Oh, oh, you've only made one agree
Get together waiting is killing
Can't you see I'm rarin' to go
Oh, my sweet tooth says I wanna, but my wisdom tooth says no

I've got a hunch, my honey bunch
I'm going to fall and how
But I don't mean right now, oh, no
Just take your time
You're doing fine
My love is guaranteed
If you keep trying
You're bound to succeed

Every kiss you give me is thrilling
In a way I'd go for you so
Oh, my sweet tooth says I wanna, but my wisdom tooth says no



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