Dear Mr. Gable lyrics, sung by Judy Garland in Broadway Melody of 1938
Dear Mr. Gable, I am writing this to you,
and I hope that you will read it so you’ll know,
My heart beats like a hammer,
And I stutter and I stammer,
Every time I see you at the picture show.
I guess I’m just another fan of yours,
And I thought I’d write,
and tell you so.
You made me love you,
I didn’t wanna do it, I didn’t wanna do it,
You made me love you!
And all the time you knew it, I guess you always knew it.
You made me happy, sometimes, you made me glad.
But there were times, sir,
You made me feel so sad.
You made me sigh ’cause,
I didn’t wanna tell you, I didn’t wanna tell you,
I think you’re grand!
That’s true, yes I do, ‘deed I do, you know I do.
I must tell you what I’m feeling,
The very mention of your name
Sends my heart reeling,
You know you made me love you.
Aw, gee, Mr. Gable, I don’t wanna bother you! Guess you got a lotta girls that tell you the same thing. And if you don’t wanna read this, well, you don’t have to. But I just had to tell you about the time I saw you in “It Happened One Night”. That was the first time I ever saw you, and I knew right then you were the nicest fella in the movies! I guess it was ’cause you acted so, well so natural like – not like a real actor at all, but just like any fella you’d meet at school or at a party. Then one time I saw you in a picture with Joan Crawford, and I had to cry a little ’cause you loved her so much and you couldn’t have her – not ’till the end of the picture, anyway. And then one time I saw you in person. You were making a personal appearance at the theatre, and I was standing there when you got out of your car, and you almost knocked me down! Oh – but it wasn’t your fault! Naw, I was in the way. But you looked at me, and you smiled. Yeah! You smiled right at me as if you meant it, and I cried all the way home me just ’cause you smiled at me for being in your way! Aw, I’ll never forget it, Mr. Gable. Honest. You’re my favorite actor!
I don’t care what happens,
let the whole world stop,
As far as I’m concerned you’ll always be the top!
‘Cause you know you made me love you!