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Mad About the Boy
Dinah Washington Lyrics


Mad about the boy
I know it's stupid to be mad about the boy
I'm so ashamed of it but must admit the sleepless nights I've had
About the boy

On the silverscreen
He melts my foolish heart in every single scene
Although I'm quite aware that here and there are traces of the cad
About the boy

Lord knows I'm not a fool girl
I really shouldn't care
Lord knows I'm not a school girl
In the flurry of her first affair

Will it ever cloy
This odd diversity of misery and joy
I'm feeling quite insane and young again
And all because I'm mad about the boy

So if I could employ
A little magic that will finally destroy
This dream that pains me and enchains me
But I can't because I'm mad
I'm mad about the boy

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Noel Coward

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I'm mad about the boy
I know it's stupid to be mad about the boy
I'm so ashamed of it but must admit the sleepless nights I've had
About the boy
On the silverscreen
He melts my foolish heart in every single scene
Although I'm quite aware that here and there are traces of the cad
About the boy
Lord knows I'm not a fool girl
I really shouldn't care
Lord knows I'm not a school girl
Whose in the flurry of her first affair
Will it ever cloy
This odd diversity of misery and joy
I'm feeling quite insane and young again
And all because I'm mad about the boy
So if I could employ
A little magic that will finally destroy
This dream that pains me and enchains me
But I can't because I'm mad
I'm mad about the boy



berry nutter

The song expresses the adulation of a matinee idol by a number of women as they queue outside a cinema and is sung by several female characters in turn.[1] The adoring fans sing of their love for their hero:

On the silver screen
He melts my foolish heart in every single scene (original version)

Coward later wrote additional verses for the New York production, to be sung by a male character. The lyrics make explicit reference to homosexual feelings with lines such as:

When I told my wife
She said "I've never heard such nonsense in my life!" (Broadway version)

The lyrics also make camp humorous reference to the supposed effeminacy of the character, who is likened to the contemporary film actress Myrna Loy, and to his repeated unsuccessful attempts at conversion therapy with his psychiatrist. The verses were never performed, as the management thought them too risqué.[1]

"The boy" was rumoured to be Douglas Fairbanks Jr, who, according to an American newspaper years later, "Noel loved...[but] Doug definitely didn't love him back, although the two men became good friends."[2] Actor Tyrone Power has also been the rumored subject of the song.



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GordanGeeko

Every beautiful word sung from the soul. One of the best lyrics = "This odd diversity of misery and joy." Sums up what life is. 

No Middle Name NMN

@scabbycat cat I agree. You take that bait and you’re lured in. You feel completely alive.

Joanne Nugent

@scabbycat cat I kno.Her voice is just magic.

You know people go on about singers like Adele.Ha,I am sorry,but most modern singers today aren't anywhere in the same league.

scabbycat cat

@Joanne Nugent How many people have been in love and listened to this song and the lyrics " something of the cad about the boy"- know exactly what she is talking about.

Joanne Nugent

So true.Gordan. I absolutely love this song.

vausemike

So effortless. So immaculate. Perfection. One of the songs that no one should ever attempt to cover.

Marianne Cornett

Fantastic voice - stunning performance ❤️❤️❤️

Mark Lord

I think years ago.........Levi used this in an ad
She is the female version of Nat King Cole
Perfect

Shanna Banana

This cover is okay, I like the Phylis Robins version better. Opinions, Opinions.

Fernando DC

@Henry-Bart Yes, this was a cover, but now is the golden standard !

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