Noël Coward - Mad About the Boy Lyrics

1932 West End
Words and Music the Musical - Mad About the Boy Lyrics

Music and lyrics by Noël Coward.

I met him at a party just a couple of years ago
He was rather over-hearty, and ridiculous
But as I'd seen him on the Screen
He cast a certain spell.

I basked in his attraction for a couple of hours or so
His manners were a fraction too meticulous
If he was real or not, I couldn’t tell
But like a silly fool, I fell.

Mad about the boy
I know it’s stupid to be mad about the boy
I'm so ashamed of it
But must admit
The sleepless nights I've had about the boy.

On the Silver Screen
He melts my foolish heart in every single scene
Although I'm quite aware
That here and there
Are traces of the cad about the boy
Lord knows I’m not a fool girl
I really shouldn’t care
Lord knows I’m not a school-girl
In the flurry of her first affair.
Will it ever cloy ?
This odd diversity of misery and joy
I’m feeling quite insane
And young again
And all because I’m mad about the boy.

Mad-about the boy
It’s pretty funny but Fm mad about the boy
He has a gay appeal
That makes me feel
There’s maybe something sad about the boy
Walking down the street,
His eyes look out at me from people that I meet
I can’t believe it’s true
But when I’m blue.
In some strange way I’m glad about the boy.

I’m hardly sentimental
Love isn’t so sublime
I have to pay my rental
And I can’t afford to waste much time.

If I could employ
A little magic that would finally destroy
This dream that pains me
And enchains me.

But I can’t, because I’m mad about the boy.

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