This song is a show tune from the 1937 Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart musical Babes in Arms in which it was introduced by former child star Mitzi Green. Recorded by Chet Baker, Bill Evans, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Andy Williams, Shirley Bassey, Miles Davis, Nico and Chaka Khan. The song is a popular jazz standard, appearing on over 1300 albums performed by over 600 artists.
Behold the way our fine feathered friend His virtue doth parade Thou knowest not my dim-witted friend The picture thou hast made Thy vacant brow and thy tousled hair Conceal thy good intent Thou noble, upright, truthful, sincere And slightly dopey gent---You're
My funny Valentine, Sweet comic Valentine, You make me smile with my heart
Your looks are laughable, Unphotographable, Yet you're my favorite work of art
Is your figure less than Greek, Is your mouth a little weak, When you open it to speak, Are you smart?
But don't change a hair for me, Not if you care for me Stay little Valentine stay, Each day is Valentine's day