My Funny Valentine

Story Behind The Song

From the play Babes in Arms. In the original play, a character named Billie Smith (played by Mitzi Green) sings the song to Valentine "Val" LaMar (played by Ray Heatherton).[3] In the song, Billie pokes fun at some of Valentine's characteristics, but ultimately affirms that he makes her smile and that she doesn't want him to change. The song first hit the charts in 1945, performed by Hal McIntyre with vocals by Ruth Gaylor.[4] It only appeared for one week and hit #16.[5] In 1957 it was sung (in the film) by Kim Novak in Pal Joey. The song is part of the Great American Songbook and has had many notable recordings (see talk page).

Song Description

Singer pokes fun at his lover's characteristics but ultimately affirms she makes him smile.

Song Length 4:11 Genre Jazz - Classic, Rock - Easy Listening
Tempo Medium Slow (91 - 110) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Endearing, Moving Subject Madly In Love, Relationship
Language English Era 2000 and later


My funny valentine
Sweet comic valentine
You make me smile with my heart

Your looks are laughable
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 a hair for me
Not if you care for me
Stay little valentine, stay
Each day is Valentines Day

Read more: Chet Baker - My Funny Valentine Lyrics | MetroLyrics

Lyrics Lorenz Hart Music Richard Rodgers
Producer Chazz Dixon, Jeff Muhammad Publisher Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., IMAGEM U.S. LLC Read more: Chet Baker - My Funny Valentine Lyrics | MetroLyrics
Performance Chazz Dixon Label DaSoul Recordings Group, LLC
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