All In Fun

Oscar Hammerstein II and Jerome Kern

Oscar Hammerstein II and Jerome Kern


PROFILE
Composer Jerome Kern
Lyricist Oscar Hammerstein
Year Written 1939
About All In Fun
“All In Fun” was written for the 1939 Broadway musical Very Warm For May. Though the show was not well-reviewed, the score contained some wonderful songs including this one and “All The Things You Are.”

Lyrics

We are seen around New York
In the finest stay-up-late cafes,
I am on the town with you these days
That’s the way it stands.

Just a fellow and a girl,
We have had a little whirl,
And our feet have left the ground a bit.
We’ve played around a bit,
That’s the way it stands.

For we are strictly goodtime Charlies
Who like to drink and dance around
And maybe kick romance around
And that’s the way it stands.

All in fun
This thing is all in fun,
When all is said and done
How far can it go?

Some cocktails, some orchids,
A show or two,
A line in a column that links me with you.

Just for laughs.
You’re with me night and day,
And so the dopes all say
That I’m that way ’bout you.

Here’s the laugh
And when I tell you,
This’ll kill you!…
What they say is true.

Session / Album Information

2004

“All In Fun” was recorded in 2004 and released that same year on The Art of Romance. This song was arranged by Lee Musiker.

This recording released on:

  • 2004: RPM/Columbia CD: CK 92820 — The Art of Romance
  • 2004: Sony Music CD 5187092000 — The Art of Romance (import)
  • 2011: Disc #69 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK67) The Art of Romance

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