The Man I Love lyrics

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Someday he'll come along, the man i love
And he'll be big and strong, the man i love
And when he comes my way
I'll do my best to make him stay

He'll look at me and smile,
I'll understand
And in a little while he'll take my hand
And though it seems absurd
I know we both won't say a word

Maybe i shall meet him sunday
Maybe monday, maybe not
Still i'm sure to meet him one day
Maybe tuesday will be my good news day

He'll build a little home, just meant for two
From which we'll never roam; who would, would you?
And so all else above i'm waiting for the man i love

"the man i love" had the odd distinction of becoming a recognized standard despite its having been (1)
Thrown out of the musical for which it had been written
("lady, be good!" in 1924); (2) sung in a show that flopped on the road (the 1927 "strike up the
Band"); (3) added to and then cut from a third musical
("rosalie"); (4) rejected when "strike up the band" was successfully revised in 1929. the reason for
The last situation was ironic: the song had become too well