"My Funny Valentine" as written by Robert/nehra Bradley and Tim Diaz....
Behold the way our fine feathered friend,
His virtue doth parade
Thou knowest not, my dim-witted friend
The picture thou hast made
Thy vacant brow, and thy tousled hair
Conceal thy good intent
Thou noble upright truthful sincere,
And slightly dopey gent

You're my funny valentine,
Sweet comic valentine,
You make me smile with my heart.
Your looks are laughable, un-photographable,
Yet, you're my favorite work of art.

Is your figure less than Greek?
Is your mouth a little weak?
When you open it to speak, are you smart?
But, don't change a hair for me.
Not if you care for me.
Stay little valentine, stay!
Each day is Valentine's Day

Is your figure less than Greek?
Is your mouth a little weak?
When you open it to speak, are you smart?
But, don't change a hair for me.
Not if you care for me.
Stay little valentine, stay!
Each day is Valentine's Day


Lyrics submitted by Sirene

"My Funny Valentine" as written by Robert/nehra Bradley, Tim Diaz

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    My InterpretationWondering if the original intent of this song was about the unconditional love for someone with downs syndrome or autism? What do you think about this? "dim witted friend," "vacant brow," "tousled hair," "Looks laughable," "mouth a little weak" ... "favorite work of art." I think song was written before it was used in "Babes in Arms" so lyricist as other intent for lyrics than what it was used for in the show. What do you think? I would love feedback.
    CindyVaughanon September 01, 2013   Link
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    General Commenti can't believe no one posted here.. =\

    i'm in absoulute love iwth this song
    the lyrics are wonderful
    TheseBootson February 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMany people have done versions of this song. [I can only think of Julie Andrews and Paulson's versions right now though...]
    Anyway, does anyone know who sang the original one?
    jxnarcoticzon March 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've often wondered who sang it first publicly, it's a great classic written by Rodgers and Hart. I added this version since it has those intro words and I love Ella Fitzgerald!
    Sireneon April 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI adore this song...probably my favourite romantic song ever. Rufus Wainwright sings this version as well and it's absolutely gorgeous.
    I always assumed that the first bit was describing Cupid, thus "our fine feathered friend." But you never know about Rufus.
    beowolfe03on February 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've always thought the first stanza refers to the ugly duckling tale. It's a lovely touch by Ella.
    Sireneon March 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song, and I especially love this song when Chet Baker performs it.
    Big.and.Boldon February 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentChet Baker's version was the first version I ever heard this song! The song is great and Ella is great. I love her little "intros". Many many people have performed this song. It's also very popular with instrumentalists.
    Araahielon April 17, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationI saw a play called Babes in Arms and this song was featured. It was sang by a woman to her boyfriend Billy Valentine (may not have been his first name). She was telling how much she cared for him despite not being like the other guys and not to change that about himself. SHe was also saying how much she believes in him
    Ihrtmusikon March 09, 2012   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful Ella!
    leothelionon May 14, 2012   Link

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