“Girls were made to love and kiss” – and who are we to interfere with this

Fertility drops when you can’t tell the boys from the girls.

This is now as politically incorrect as it is possible to be.

Still true though.

“Flirting is jolly, it’s folly, but fun”

I must have first heard this in the 1960s and it was probably the Richard Tauber version I heard on radio. It is still as enjoyable now as it was then. (The second verse has not quite the meaning it once had).



GIRLS WERE MADE TO LOVE AND KISS

From the Operetta “Paganini” (1925) (Franz Lehár)

(Original libretto by Paul Knepler & Béla Jenbach)

(English adaptations by A.P. Herbert & Harry Dexter (1937),

and by David Kram & Dennis Olsen) 

As recorded by Richard Tauber:

 

Girls were made to love and kiss

And who am I to interfere with this?

Is it well?  Who can tell?

But I know the good Lord made it so

 

Am I ashamed to follow nature’s way?

Shall I be blamed if God has made me gay?

Does it pay?  Who can say?

I’m a man and kiss her when I can

 

Yet I have suffered in love’s great deeps

I know the passion that never sleeps

I know the longing and wronging of hearts

The hope that flatters and shatters and smarts

 

I suffer still but I sleep at nights

Man cannot always be on the heights

And when our aching and breaking is done

Flirting is jolly, it’s folly, but fun

 

Girls were made to love and kiss

And who am I to interfere with this?

Does it pay?  Who can say?

I’m a man and kiss her when I can


 

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