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How About You?

LYRIC

(Verse)
[PENNY]
When a girl meets boy
Life can be a joy
But the note they end on
Will depend on
Little pleasures they will share
So let us compare

(Chorus)
[PENNY]
I like New York in June
How about you?
I like a Gershwin tune
How about you?
I love a fireside when a storm is due
I like potato chips
Moonlight and motor trips
How about you?
I'm mad about good books
Can't get my fill
And Franklin Roosevelt's looks
Give me a thrill
Holding hands in the movie show
When all the lights are low
May not be new
But I like it
How about you?

(Chorus 2)
[PENNY]
I like Jack Benny's jokes

[TOMMY]
To a degree

[PENNY]
I love the common folks

[TOMMY]
That includes me

[PENNY]
I like to window shop on Fifth Avenue

[TOMMY]
I like banana splits
Late suppers at the Ritz
How about you?

[PENNY]
I love to dream of fame
Maybe I'll shine

[TOMMY]
I'd love to see your name
Right beside mine

[PENNY]
I can see we're in harmony

[TOMMY]
Looks like we both agree
On what to do

[BOTH]
And I like it
How about you?

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About "How About You?"

This song was written for Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland for the 1941 musical film Babes on Broadway. The second chorus is written as a romantic duet, but it’s almost never recorded as such. The lyrics are also frequently changed to suit the times and the occasion.

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