Lyrics:Richard A. Whiting Music:Charles N. Daniels
The song was publishe 1928.
Songwriters Whiting and Daniels had rarely worked together, yet their association went back to when they were both employed by Remick publishing company’s Detroit office. A 1925 collaboration of the two, “Moon Deer,” with words by Whiting’s frequent lyricist Raymond Egan, was recorded by a few bands but basically faded.
Although Whiting was content in Detroit, his wife Eleanore knew he needed to be either in New York or Los Angeles where opportunities for his talents were greater. Reluctantly he relocated to New York where a chance meeting brought Daniels and Whiting together. Although rarely a lyricist, Whiting agreed to write lyrics for “She’s Funny That Way,” the only time in his career he wrote words for another songwriter.
I'm not much to look at, nothin' to see Just glad I'm livin' and lucky to be I got a man, crazy for me He's funny that way
I can't save a dollar, ain't worth a cent He doesn't holler, he'd live in a tent I got a man, crazy for me He's funny that way
Though he loves to work and slave for me everyday He'd be so much better off if I went away
But why should I leave him, why should I go? He'd be unhappy without me, I know I've got that man mad about me He's funny that way
How can see no other way and no better plan End it all and let him go to some other day
But I'm only human, a coward at best I'm more than certain he'd follow me West I've got that man crazy for me He's funny that way