Why Do I Love You? lyrics

- Show Boat

Why Do I Love You? lyrics

Why Do I Love You?

MAGNOLIA
I'm walking on the air, dear,
For life is fair, dear,
To lovers;
I'm in the seventh heaven
(There's more than seven,
My heart discovers).

RAVENAL
In this sweet, improbable and unreal world,
Finding you has given me my ideal world.

MAGNOLIA
Why do I love you?
Why do you love me?

MAGNOLIA & RAVENAL
Why should there be two
Happy as we?

RAVENAL
Can you see
The why or wherefore
I should be
The one you care for?

MAGNOLIA
You're a lucky boy,
I am lucky too.

MAGNOLIA & RAVENAL
All our dreams of joy
Seem to come true.
Maybe that's because you love me,
Maybe that's why I love you.

CHORUS
Why do I love you?
Why do you love me?
Why should there be two
Happy as we?
Can you see
The why or wherefore
I should be
The one you care for?
You're a lucky boy,
I am lucky, too.
All our dreams of joy
Seem to come true.
Maybe that's because you love me,
Maybe that's why I love you.

RAVENAL
Darling, I have only
Just an hour to play.

MAGNOLIA
I am always lonely
When you go away.

CHORUS
Hours are not like years,
So dry your tears!
What a pair of lovebirds!

RAVENAL
My darling,
I'll come home as early as I can,
Meanwhile be good and patient with your man.
Why do I love you?

MAGNOLIA
Why do you love me?
(RAVENAL exits)

CHORUS
Why should there be two
Happy as we?
Can you see
The why or wherefore
I should be
The one you care for?
You're a lucky boy,
I am lucky, too.
All our dreams of joy,
Seem to come true.
Maybe that's because you love me,
Maybe that's why I love you!
(MAGNOLIA waltzes, then exits)

CHORUS
You're a lucky boy!
I am lucky, too,
All our dreams of joy
Seem to come true.
Maybe that's because you love me,
Maybe that's why I love you!
(CAPTAIN ANDY and PARTHY enter)

ANDY
(to PARTHY)
Why do I love you?
Why do you love me?
Why should there be two
Happy as we?
Can you see
The why or wherefore
I should be
The one you care for?
I'm a lucky boy,
You are lucky, too.
All our dreams of joy
Seem to come true!
Maybe that's because you love me,
Maybe that's why I love you!
(ANDY dances, attempting to make PARTHY dance with him.
She sternly refuses. ANDY persists. Finally, a faint smile
flickering across her lips, she deigns to do a few little steps)

CHORUS
You're a lucky boy!
I am lucky too!
All our dreams of joy
Seem to come true!
Maybe that's because you love me,
Maybe that's why I love you!
Last Update: December, 16th 2013


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