Bei Mir Bist Du Schon
The Andrews Sisters Lyrics


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Of all the boys I've known, and I've known some
Until I first met you, I was lonesome
And when you came in sight, dear, my heart grew light
And this old world seemed new to me

You're really swell, I have to admit you
Deserve expressions that really fit you
And so I've racked my brain, hoping to explain
All the things that you do to me

Bei mir bist du schön, please let me explain
Bei mir bist du schön means you're grand
Bei mir bist du schön, again I'll explain
It means you're the fairest in the land

I could say bella, bella, even sehr wunderbar
Each language only helps me tell you how grand you are

I've tried to explain, bei mir bist du schön
So kiss me and say you understand

Bei mir bist du schön, you've heard it all before
But let me try to explain
Bei mir bist du schön means that you're grand
Bei mir bist du schön, it's such an old refrain
And yet I should explain
It means I am begging for your hand

I could say bella, bella, even sehr wunderbar
Each language only helps me tell you how grand you are

I could say bella, bella, even sehr wunderbar
Each language only helps me tell you how grand you are





I've tried to explain, bei mir bist du schön
So kiss me and say that you will understand

Overall Meaning

The Andrews Sisters' hit song "Bei Mir Bist Du Schon" is sung from the perspective of a person who has finally found that special someone who makes their life complete. The song expresses the deep gratitude and admiration they feel towards their partner who has made them see the world in a new light. The lyrics of the song attest to the transformative nature of love, and how it can imbue one's life with renewed vigor and enthusiasm. The singer describes how before meeting their partner, they were lonely, but upon seeing them, the clouds lifted and everything seemed new and bright. The person being sung to is depicted as an individual in possession of a unique and unparalleled beauty that renders them grand and the fairest in the land.


The lyrics are supported by a lively, upbeat melody, drawn from the traditional Yiddish folk song "Bei Mir Bistu Shein," which was popular among Jewish communities in Eastern Europe at the time. The Andrews Sisters made the song popular among mainstream American audiences in the late 1930s, and it has since become a beloved classic. The song's enduring popularity is due to its infectious melody, as well as its timeless message of the transformative power of love.


Line by Line Meaning

Of all the boys I've known, and I've known some
Until I met you, I was lonely, despite being involved with other men.


Until I first met you, I was lonesome
I felt lonely until I met you.


And when you came in sight, dear, my heart grew light
When I saw you, I felt so happy and light-hearted.


And this old world seemed new to me
Your presence made the world seem new and exciting to me.


You're really swell, I have to admit you
I must confess that you're really amazing.


Deserve expressions that really fit you
You truly deserve words that accurately describe your exceptional qualities.


And so I've racked my brain, hoping to explain
I've thought really hard to find the right words to express my feelings for you.


All the things that you do to me
I'm grateful for all the things you do for me.


Bei mir bist du schön, please let me explain
Please let me explain the meaning of 'Bei mir bist du schön.'


Bei mir bist du schön means you're grand
'Bei mir bist du schön' means that you're magnificent.


Bei mir bist du schön, again I'll explain
Once again, I'll explain the meaning of 'Bei mir bist du schön.'


It means you're the fairest in the land
'Bei mir bist du schön' means that you're the most beautiful in the land.


I could say bella, bella, even sehr wunderbar
I could say 'beautiful,' 'beautiful,' or even 'very wonderful.'


Each language only helps me tell you how grand you are
No matter what language I use, I can't fully convey how amazing you are.


So kiss me and say you understand
Please kiss me and tell me that you understand how much I care about you.


Bei mir bist du schön, you've heard it all before
You've heard 'Bei mir bist du schön' many times before.


But let me try to explain
But I'll try to explain it again.


It's such an old refrain
Even though it's an old phrase that's been used many times.


It means I am begging for your hand
It means that I am asking for your hand in marriage.


So kiss me and say that you will understand
Please kiss me and tell me that you understand and will accept my proposal.




Lyrics © CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC
Written by: Jacob Jacobs, Sammy Cahn, Saul Chaplin, Shalom Secunda

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@Kawamura2

Bei Mir Bist Du Schon Lyrics

Of all the boys I've known and I've known some
Until I first met you I was lonesome
And when you came in sight, dear my heart grew light
And this ol' world seemed new to me

You're really swell, I have to admit you
These are the expressions that really fit you
And so I've racked my brain, hoping to explain
All the things that you do to me

Bei Mir Bist Du Schon, please let me explain
Bei Mir Bist Du Schon, means you're grand
Bei Mir Bist Du Schon, again I'll explain
It means you're the fairest in the la-a-a-and

I could say bella bella, even sir-ir wunderbar
Each language only helps me tell you how grand you are
I've tried to explain, Bei Mir Bist Du Schon
So kiss me and say you understand

Bei Mir Bist Du Schon
You've heard it all before but let me try to explain
Bei Mir Bist Du Schon, means that you're grand
Bei Mir Bist Du Schon
It's such an old refrain and yet I should explain
It means I am begging for your hand

I could say bella bella, even sir-ir wunderbar
Each language only helps me tell you how grand you are

Re-dee, re-dee, re-dee, re-dee, re-dee, re-dee

I could say bella bella, even sir-ir wunderbar
Each language only helps me tell you how grand you are
I've tried to explain, Bei Mir Bist Du Schon
So kiss me and say that you will understand...



@slashkiller880

Of all the girls I've known, and I've known some
Until I first met you I was lonesome
And when you came in sight, dear, my heart grew light
And this old world seemed new to me
You're really swell I have to admit, you
Deserve expressions that really fit you
And so I've racked my brain, hoping to explain
All the things that you do to me

Bei Mir Bist Du Schön, please let me explain
Bei Mir Bist Du Schön means that you're grand
Bei Mir Bist Du Schön, again I'll explain
It means that you're the fairest in the land
I could say 'Bella, bella,' even say 'Wunderbar'
Each language only helps me tell you how grand you are
I've tried to explain 'Bei Mir Bist Du Schön'
So kiss me and say you understand

Bei mir bist du schön, you've heard it all before
But let me try to explain
Bei mir bist du schön means that you're grand
Bei mir bist du schön, it's such an old refrain
and yet I should explain
It means I am begging for your hand



@trustyvault13canteen

Of all the boys I've known, and I've known some
'Til I first met you I was lonesome
And when you came inside, dear my heart grew light
And this whole world seemed new to me

You're really swell, I have to admit you,
Deserve expressions that really fit you
And so I've racked my brain, hoping to explain all the things that you do to me,

Bei Mir Bist Du Schön
Please let me explain,
Bei Mir Bist Du Schön
Means you're grand

Bei Mir Bist Du Schön
Again I'll explain,
It means you're the fairest in the land

I could say "Bella, bella," even say "Sehr Wunderbar,"
Each language only helps me tell you how grand you are

I've tried to explain,
Bei Mir Bist Du Schön,
So kiss me, and say you understand

Bei Mir Bist Du Schön,
You've heard it all before but let me try to explain
Bei Mir Bist Du Schön,
It means you're grand

Bei Mir Bist Du Schön
It's such an old refrain,
and yet I should explain
It means I am begging for your hand

I could say "Bella, bella," even say "Sehr Wunderbar,"
Each language only helps me tell you how grand you are..

Re-dee
Re-dee-re-dee
Re-dee-re-dee-re-dee

I could say "Bella, bella," even say "Sehr Wunderbar,"
Each language only helps me tell you how grand you are

I've tried to explain,
Bei Mir Bist Du Schön,
So kiss me
and say that you will understand.



@romeoharmony7267

Of all the boys I've known, and I've known some
Until I first met you, I was lonesome
And when you came in sight, dear, my heart grew light
And this old world seemed new to me

You're really swell, I have to admit you
Deserve expressions that really fit you
And so I've racked my brain, hoping to explain
All the things that you do to me

Bei mir bist du schön, please let me explain
Bei mir bist du schön means you're grand
Bei mir bist du schön, again I'll explain
It means you're the fairest in the land

I could say bella, bella, even sehr wunderbar
Each language only helps me tell you how grand you are

I've tried to explain, bei mir bist du schön
So kiss me and say you understand

Bei mir bist du schön, you've heard it all before
But let me try to explain
Bei mir bist du schön means that you're grand
Bei mir bist du schön, it's such an old refrain
And yet I should explain
It means I am begging for your hand

I could say bella, bella, even sehr wunderbar
Each language only helps me tell you how grand you are

I could say bella, bella, even sehr wunderbar
Each language only helps me tell you how grand you are

I've tried to explain, bei mir bist du schön
So kiss me and say that you will understand



All comments from YouTube:

@maureenrobinson9725

My grandfather, Don Heller, performed with them and opened for them on several occasions. He said that the oldest one, LaVerne, was a prankster, and if a filler performer would, say, do the splits, she'd take a piece of canvas and tear it, making it sound like the performer had torn their pants.

@matthewlivermanne4441

Awesome. I have been listening to the music of the 20's up to 40's lately. What talent. Just real voices and instruments. Real music

@oknar1977

Check out radio from Canada called
Tokyo Rose Radio -
they played this song 5 minutes ago.

@vistarecords4930

Ladies and Gentlemen - as important as this recording was for the Andrews Sisters it holds a very important distinction. This is the first record Buddy Rich ever played on. This is a 20 year old Buddy on drums. So, not only is this an Andrews Sisters classic, it's also a historic track.

@juliereminiec4937

Would Bei Mir Bist Du Shon be a good song for a Power Metal band to cover ?

@PeterAByrne

I came here to post just that info. But I see you’re a year ahead of me!! I’m reading Buddy Rich’s biography and just learned about his playing on that song. His talents weren’t very much pushed, but, as you say, it’s historic for that reason too.

@konnoxx

when a game gave you the love for this Kind of Music... it's so beautiful

@orooruga6227

Was that game Bioshock 1? If so, I'm also here because of that hahaha, it's a very good song

@ember-brandt

BioShock was definitely that game franchise for me! lol ♥

@morgue6000music

konnoxx bioshock And fallout

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