Mudcat Café message #3499228 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #8531   Message #3499228
Posted By: Jim Dixon
05-Apr-13 - 12:55 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Songs by Ukulele Ike (Cliff Edwards)
Subject: Lyr Add: IF YOU CAN'T LAND 'ER ON THE OLD VERANDA
IF YOU CAN'T LAND 'ER ON THE OLD VERANDA
As sung by Cliff Edwards (a.k.a. Ukelele Ike) on "I Did It with My Little Ukulele"

Listen all you love-makin' romeos.
Listen, those who make love at home-eo's.
You do your spooning in a parlor or car.
I know a place that's old but better by far.
In the winter or summer, spring or fall,
Here's my advice to you all:

If you can't land 'er on the old veranda, then you can't land 'er at all.
If you can't love her with the moon above her, you'll never get her to fall.
Give her a kiss; do it again.
Tell her you're from the city where men are men.
If you can't land 'er on the old veranda, then you can't land 'er at all.

If you can't land 'er on the old veranda, then you can't land 'er at all.
If you ain't kissed 'er, let me tell you, mister, you'll find your chances are small.
Winter may come; water gets cold.
Boy, if you can't keep her warm then you're growin' old.
If you can't land 'er on the old veranda, then you can't land 'er at all.

Say now, if you can't land 'er on the old veranda, you can't land 'er at all.
Just one box of candy and she'll think you're dandy; it doesn't matter how small.
If she's not a peach, that's no disgrace.
In the dark, you'll never even notice her face.
If you can't land 'er on the old veranda, then you can't land 'er at all.