He Was Too Good To Me – Music by Richard Rodgers Lyrics by Lorenz Hart

Simple Simon (musical)

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Music by Richard Rodgers Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Written for the review “Simple Simon” (1930) , but was dropped before the show’s New York opening.
In 1931 Rodgers& Hart were working on a movie called “the Hot Heiress” and they tried to reused the melody of this song with slightly different words. The result was a nice ballad called “He looks So Good To Me” but, once again, the song was removed from the movie.

Lyrics

There goes my young intended,
The thing is ended,
Regrets are vain.
I’ll never find
Another half so sweet
And we’ll never meet again.
I was a good sport
Told him
Goodbye
Eyes dim
But why
Complain?

Refrain
He was too good to me,
How can I get along now?
So close he stood to me
Everything seems all wrong now.
He who had brought me the sun
Making me smile,
That was his fun.
When I was mean to him
He’d never say go ‘way now,
I was a queen to him,
Whose gonna make me gay now?
It’s only natural that I’m blue,
He was too good to be true.

Notes
Carly Simon recorded this song but changed the last line of the verse.
[…]
And we’ll never meet again
I got impatient
Told him goodbye
Sad eyes out in the rain

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