My Funny Valentine

October 16, 2021

Today’s song of the day is “My Funny Valentine” by the American crooner Frank Sinatra.

Fun Facts

  • “My Funny Valentine” was originally written for the musical “Babes In Arms” in 1937.
  • In the musical, it is sung by a character called Billie Smith to Val LaMar.
  • It was written by the legendary Broadway songwriters Rogers and Hart.
  • It is a popular jazz song that has been recorded by over 600 different artists over the years.
  • The song went on to become one of jazz artist Chet Baker’s signature songs.
  • Frank Sinatra recorded the song in B minor, and it was included in his 1954 album Songs for Young Lovers.
  • Sinatra would sell over 150 million records worldwide, making him one the best-selling artists of all time.
  • He is regarded as one of the greatest singers of all time and remains an icon of pop culture.
  • An Italian-American, Sinatra said that his interest in music kept him from a life of crime. There were rumors of his connection to the Italian Mafia throughout his life and beyond.
  • His personal life drew much public and media attention, especially his marriages to actresses Mia Farrow and Ava Gardner.
  • He also had a career as an actor on the big screen, as well as a radio personality.
  • Sinatra died in 1998 at 82 years of age.

Lyrics:

(LyricFind)

My funny valentine

Sweet comic valentine

You make me smile with my heart

Your looks are laughable

Unphotographable

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 your hair for me

Not if you care for me

Stay little valentine stay

Each day is Valentines 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 your hair for me

Not if you care for me

Stay little valentine stay

Each day is Valentines day

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