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This song is by Johnny Mercer and appears on the album The Best Of Johnny Mercer (1998).

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Number-One Hit
This song was a
Number-One Hit!
When Madame Pompadour was on a ballroom floor
Said all the gentlemen, "Obviously,"
"The madame has the cutest personality."

And think of all the books about Du Barry's looks
What was it made her the toast of Paris?
She had a well-developed personality

(What did Romeo see in Juliet?)
(Or Pierrot in Pierrette?)
(Or Jupiter in Juno?)

You know!

And when Salome danced and had the boys entranced
No doubt it must have been easy to see
That she knew how to use her personality

(A girl can learn to spell and take dictation well)
(And never sit on the boss' settee)
(Unless she's got a perfect personality)

(A girl can get somewhere in spite of stringy hair)
(Or even just a bit bowed at the knee)
(If she can show a faultless personality)

Why are certain girls offered certain things
Like sable coats and wedding rings?
By men who wear their spats right?
(That's right!)

(So don'tcha say I'm smart and have the kindest heart
(Or what a wonderful sister I'd be)
Just tell me how you like my


Baby, you've got the cutest


Written by:

Johnny Burke/James Van Heusen

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