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Mel Tormé - Isn't It a Pity?



[Intro: Cleo Laine]
Why did I wander
Here and there and yonder
Wasting precious time
For no reason or rhyme?
Isn't it a pity!
Isn't it a crime!
My journey's ended
Everything is splendid
Meeting you today
Has given me a wonderful idea
Here I stay

[Verse 1: Cleo Laine]
It's a funny thing
I look at you
I get a thrill I never knew
Isn't it a pity we never met before!

[Verse 2: Mel Torme]
Here we are at last
It's like a dream
The two of us, a perfect team
Isn't it a pity we never met before!

[Chorus 1: Cleo Laine, Mel Torme, Both]
Imagine all the lonely years we've wasted
You with the neighbours
I at silly labours
What joys untasted
You readin' Heine
You somewhere in China
Happiest of gals guys I'm sure to be
If you will always say to me
Isn't a pity we never ever met before!
[Chorus 2: Mel Torme, Cleo Laine]
Imagine all the lonely years we've wasted
Fishing for salmon
Losing at backgammon
What joys untasted
My nights were sour
Spent with Schopenhauer

[Outro: Mel Torme and Cleo Laine]
Let's forget the past, let's both agree
That I'm for you and you're for me
And it's an awful pity we never, never, never, ever met before!
Pity!