Never know how much I love you
Never know how much I care
When you put your arms around me
I get a fever that's so hard to bear
You give me fever, when you kiss me
Fever when you hold me tight
Fever in the mornin'
Fever all through the night

Sun lights up the day time
Moon lights up the night
I light up when you call my name
And you know I'm gonna treat me right
You give me fever when you kiss me
Fever when you hold me tight
Fever in the mornin'
Fever all through the night

Everybody's got the fever
That is somethin' you all know
Fever isn't such a new thing
Fever started long time ago

Romeo loved Juliet
Juliet she felt the same
When he put his arms around her
He said, "Julie baby you're my flame"
Thou givest fever when we kisseth
Fever with thy flaming youth
Fever I'm on fire
Fever yea I burn forsooth

Captain Smith and Pocahontas
Had a very mad affair
When her daddy tried to kill him
She said "Daddy, oh don't you dare"
"He gives me fever, with his kisses"
"Fever when he holds me tight"
"Fever, I'm his missus"
"Daddy won't you treat him right?"

Now you've listened to my story
Here's the point that I have made
Chicks were born to give you fever
Be it Fahrenheit or centigrade
They give you fever
When you kiss them, fever if you really learn
Fever till you sizzle
What a lovely way to burn
What a lovely way to burn
What a lovely way to burn
What a lovely way to burn

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Fever Lyrics as written by John Davenport Eddie Cooley

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    General Comment

    A few different people have tackled this song, but for my money nobody does it like Peggy Lee. Her sultry voice, inflections, and timing, are perfect. One of those pieces you wish would go on for hours.

    The Raton June 05, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    This is such a great song, especially when you're sick with fever (and hallucinations while you sleep:) It's a classic. It's about a woman whose temperature rises whenever her man holds her tight and kisses her. I think we all know that feeling; you can feel it rush through your entire body and settle in parts that just might get you in trouble:) Peggy was sizzling from her fever (her man!)

    SweetCheeks2on March 04, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    How can NO ONE commented this song? It's amazing

    BoundlessAsTheDarKon October 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    this song is awesome, the rhythm gets to ya! makes ya feel like dancing... now that ive read the lyrics too, that makes it even cooler on my list, lol i really like this song! it truly is amazing :)

    jessica007on April 29, 2006   Link
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    General Comment

    Peggy Lee is my idol! her voice is so amazing, especially in this song. when i first heard this sond i was in love with it until i bought her Best Of cd and know im in love with basically all her songs! shes gorgeous.

    Oliviawashereon July 23, 2006   Link
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    General Comment

    this is a classic. Of course Pocahontas never had any romance with Captain Smith. She was 12 when the supposed incident took place, but she did marry an English guy later. Then she went to Europe where she caught pnumonia and died at 22. Peggys version is better I guess.

    Fingle Nimberson May 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    The bestestestest. I sing this song all the time.

    tiffanymcdon June 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    Song Meaning

    Okay, everyone else who has commented are idiots.

    This song isn't about a literal fever. It's about arousal. Fever means a sexual fervor. Basically, it's saying how this man instills within the narrator sexual desire, or in lamen's terms, it's saying how this guy is making the singer horny.

    Even though John Smith and Pocahontas weren't sexually or even romantically involved and Romeo was in idiotic child going from girl to girl, and Juliet was naive, they're used as examples of sexual arousal between partners.

    That's it. That is literally the meaning behind the song. It's just about being horny. It has nothing to do with illness or sickness or wars or any other crap everyone else before me has said. It's just about being horny.

    daisychain26on May 18, 2013   Link
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    My Interpretation

    This song has "get me hot" written all over it. Listen to the way the notes sound and the lyrics get embodied by them. If you had ever seen dancers or even just one movie from Hollywood or a TV show, one would get it is about foreplay.

    v_a_l_i_sxoxoon February 10, 2019   Link
  • -1
    General Comment

    This goes out to my true friends and loved ones, the same men and women who called, texted, visited, and wanted to come take care of me when I was so sick. The fever has broken, thankfully. It is during such times that you learn who will be there for your always, and who is worthy of your love and friendship. Great song. Lots of artists have covered it, but I prefer this version.

    IllToast2Thaton February 13, 2013   Link

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