Cole Porter wrote the song in 1938 for the musical "Leave It to Me!". Mary Martin sang it as her debut stage and she stopped the show. For the first time in his career, however, Cole Porter missed the opening night -- because he didn't want people to his crippled condition. He had been crushed his legs by horse-riding in Long Island before he finished this tune.
I used to fall in love with all Those boys who maul the young cuties But now I find I'm more inclined To keep my mind on my duties. Since I began to share in such a sweet love affair...
While tearing off a game of golf I may make a play for the caddy But when I do, I don't follow through 'Cause my heart belongs to Daddy.
If I invite a boy some night To dine on my fine finnan haddie I just adore his asking for more But my heart belongs to Daddy
Yes, my heart belongs to Daddy So I simply couldn't be bad Yes, my heart belongs to Daddy Da-da-da, da-da-da, da-da-da
So I want to warn you, laddie Though I know you're perfectly swell But my heart belongs to Daddy 'Cause my Daddy, he treats it so well.
There was a dame that a football game Made long for the strong undergraddie I never dream of making the team 'cause my heart belongs to daddy
Yes, my heart belongs to Daddy So I simply couldn¡Çt be bad Yes, my heart belongs to Daddy Da-da-da, da-da-da, da-da-da So I want to warn you, laddie Though I know you¡Çre perfectly swell That my heart belongs to Daddy 'Cause my Daddy, he treats it so well.