How About You?Words & Music by Ralph Freed & Burton Lane
Recorded by Tommy Dorsey, 1942 (#8)
From the 1941 movie "Babes On Broadway"*
G Bm7-5 G/B Edim Am7 D9 D7 I like New York in June -- how about you? G Bm7-5 G/B Edim Bm7-5 Fdim Bb9 I like a Gershwin tune -- how about you? A9 C#m7-5 Gdim Bbm7-5 G G/F# E7 I love a fire - side when a storm is due; Gdim Bm7-5 C#m7-5 F#7 I like potato chips, moonlight and motor trips -- Bm7-5 B9 Am7 D9 How about you? G Bm7-5 G/B Edim Am7 D9 D7 I'm mad about good books -- can't get my fill. Dm Dm7 Dm7-5 CM7 F9 And Franklin Roosevelt's looks give me a thrill. D7 G G/B Holding hands in a movie show Gdim Edim C Cm7 When all the lights are low may not be new, First Time: B7 G/B Edim Am7 D9 G Edim Am7 Cdim But I like it -- how about you? Last time: B7 G/B Edim Am7 D9 G/BEdim Am7 Cdim G But I like it -- how about, I like it, how about you?
*Performed in the film by Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney, the song was nominated for -- and would have been a shoe-in for -- an Academy Award except for one other contender that year: it was up against "White Christmas." One can only guess what kind of ribbing lyricist Freed must have taken for the suggestion that Franklin Roosevelt's looks could have given anybody a thrill.