The tune was written for the musical "Higher and Higher" (1940), where it was introduced by Shirley Ross.
The song is very old but my favorite: It's very beautiful.
I don't care if there's powder on my nose. I don't care if my hairdo is in place. I've lost the very meaning of repose. I never put a mudpack on my face. Oh, who'd have thought that I'd walk in the daze? Now I never go to shows at night, But just to matinees now. I see the show and home I go....
Once I laughed when I heard you saying That I'd be playing solitaire Uneasy in my easy chair It never entered my mind
Once you told me I was mistaken That I'd awaken with the sun And order orange juice for one It never entered my mind
You have what I lack myself Now I even have to scratch my back myself
Once you warned me that if you scorned me I'd say a lover's prayer again And wish that you were there again To get into my hair again It never entered my mind