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I Wanna Be Loved by You lyrics

I Wanna Be Loved by You song lyrics (1928) by  Herbert Stothart and Harry Ruby, with lyrics by Bert Kalmar

I Wanna Be Loved by You was one of Marilyn Monroe’s most famous musical performances is her singing it in Billy Wilder’s classic farce Some Like It Hot. The song was first performed in late 1928 by Helen Kane, who became known as the — €˜Boop-Boop-a-Doop Girl’ because of her baby-talk, scat-singing tag line to that song. It was  written by Herbert Stothart and Harry Ruby, with lyrics by Bert Kalmar, for the 1928 musical Good Boy

I’m not one of the greedy kind,
All of my wants are simple,
I know what’s on my mind!

I’m not resting until I find,
What would make your eyes glisten with joy,
Listen, big boy!

I wanna be loved by you, just you,
And nobody else but you,
I wanna be loved by you, alone!
Boop-boop-a-doop!

I wanna kissed by you, just you,
Nobody else but you,
I wanna be kissed by you, alone!

Boop-boop, I couldn’t aspire,
To anything higher,
Than, filled with desire,
To make you my own!
Boop-boop-a-doop, boop-boop-a-doop!

I wanna be loved by you, just you,
And nobody else but you,
I wanna be loved by you, alone!

Aa-ah-um! Boop-boop-a-doop!

Daddle-at-dat-dat-dum, I couldn’t aspire,
To anything higher,
Than, filled with desire,
To make you my own,
Bup-bum, butle-doodle-dum-bum!

I wanna be loved by you, just you,
Nobody else but you,
I wanna be loved by you, a-lup-a-dup-a-dup-a-dup!
Boop-boop-a-doop!

(from the musical Three Little Words starring Fred Astaire and Red Skelton)