IRVING BERLIN


Doin' What Comes Natur'lly Lyrics

[1st refrain:]
Folks are dumb where I come from
They ain't had any learnin'
Still they're happy as can be
Doin' what comes natur'lly
Doin' what comes natur'lly

Folks like us could never fuss
With schools and books and learnin'
Still we've gone from A to Z
Doin' what comes natur'lly
Doin' what comes natur'lly

You don't have to know how to read or write
When you're out with a feller in the pale moonlight
You don't have to look in a book to find
What he thinks of the moon or what is on his mind
That comes natur'lly
That comes natur'lly

My uncle out in Texas
Can't even write his name
He signs his checks with X's
But they cash 'em just the same

If you saw my pa and ma
You'd no they had no learnin'
Still they raised a family
Doin' what comes natur'lly
Doin' what comes natur'lly

[2nd refrain:]
Uncle Jed has never read
An almanac on drinkin'
Still he's always on a spree
Doin' what comes natur'lly
Doin' what comes natur'lly

Sister Sal who's mus-i-cal
Has never had a lesson
Still she's learned to sing off-key
Doin' what comes natur'lly
Doin' what comes natur'lly

You don't have to go to a private school
Not to pick up a penny by a stubborn mule
You don't have to have a professor's dome
Not to go for the honey when the bee's at home
That comes natur'lly
That comes natur'lly

My tiny baby brother
Who's never read a book
Knows one sex from the other
All he had to do was look

Grandpa Bill is on the hill
With someone he just married
There he is at ninety-three
Doin' what comes natur'lly
Doin' what comes natur'lly

[3rd refrain:]
Sister Lou ain't got a sou
Although she goes out shoppin'
She gets all her stockings free
Doin' what comes natur'lly
Doin' what comes natur'lly

Cousin Nell can't add or spell
But she left school with honors
She got every known degree
For doin' what comes natur'lly
Doin' what comes natur'lly

You don't have to come from a great big town
Not to clean out a stable in an evening gown
You don't have to mix with the Vanderbilts
Not to take off your panties when you're wearing kilts
That comes natur'lly
That comes natur'lly

My mother's cousin Carrie
Won't ever change her name
She doesn't want to marry
And her children feel the same

Sister Rose has lots of beaus
Although we have no parlor
She does fine behind a tree
Doin' what comes natur'lly
Doin' what comes natur'lly

[Alternate version:]

[1st refrain:]
Folks are dumb where I come from
They ain't had any learnin'
Still they're happy as can be
Doin' what comes natur'lly
Doin' what comes natur'lly

Folks like us could never fuss
With schools and books and learnin'
Still we've gone from A to Z
Doin' what comes natur'lly
Doin' what comes natur'lly

You don't have to know how to read or write
When you're out with a feller in the pale moonlight
You don't have to come from a great big town
Not to go pickin' berries in an evening gown
That comes natur'lly
That comes natur'lly

My uncle out in Texas
Can't even write his name
He signs his checks with X's
But they cash them just the same

Grandpa Dick was always sick
But never saw a doctor
He just died at ninety-three
Doin' what comes natur'lly
Doin' what comes natur'lly

[2nd refrain:]
Cousin Jack insured his shack
And now he plays with matches
He'll collect just wait and see
Doin' what comes natur'lly
Doin' what comes natur'lly

Sister Sal who's mus-i-cal
Has never had a lesson
Still she's learned to sing off-key
Doin' what comes natur'lly
Doin' what comes natur'lly

You don't have to go to a private school
Not to pick up a penny by a stubborn mule
You don't have to have a professor's dome
Not to go for the honey when the bee's at home
That comes natur'lly
That comes natur'lly

My uncle don't pay taxes
His address never gives
They can't collect his taxes
For they don't know where he lives

Uncle Ben got angry when
They caught him stealing chickens
I'm within my rights, said he
Doin' what comes natur'lly
Doin' what comes natur'lly

[Transcript of Dinah Shore's pop hit:]
[1st refrain:]
Folks are dumb where I come from
They ain't had any learnin'
Still they're happy as can be
Doin' what comes natur'lly
Doin' what comes natur'lly

Folks like us could never fuss
With schools and books and learnin'
Still we've gone from A to Z
Doin' what comes natur'lly
Doin' what comes natur'lly

You don't have to know how to read or write
When you're out with a feller in the pale moonlight
You don't have to look in a book to find
What he thinks of the moon and what is on his mind
That comes natur'lly
That comes natur'lly

My uncle out in Texas
Can't even write his name
He signs his checks with X's
And they cash 'em just the same

Grandpa Dick was always sick
But never saw a doctor
He just died at ninety-three
Doin' what comes natur'lly
Doin' what comes natur'lly

[2nd refrain:]
Cousin Jack insured his shack
And now he plays with matches
He'll collect just wait and see
Doin' what comes natur'lly
Doin' what comes natur'lly

Uncle Paul heard someone call
When he just had two deuces
He wound up with aces three
Doin' what comes natur'lly
Doin' what comes natur'lly

You don't have to go to a private school
Not to turn up your bustle to a stubborn mule
You don't have to have a professor's dome
Not to go for the honey when the bee's at home
That comes natur'lly
That comes natur'lly

A nice young man named Harry
Is stuck on sister Flo
She'd like to marry Harry
But his wife won't let him go

If you saw my pa and ma
You'd no they had no learnin'
Still they raised a family
Doin' what comes natur'lly
Doin' what comes natur'lly

Doin' what comes natur'lly
Doin' what comes natur'lly

these lyrics are submitted by kaan

Songwriter(s): Irving Berlin
Copyright: Irving Berlin Music Corp.
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