Today is the birthday of Johnny Burke, writer of one of the most timeless set of lyrics. . .ever.
Tramping feet with traffic meet, and fill the street with booming and zooming In rhythm with the merry Beat o' my heart. Birds that sing and bells that ring, Their voices bring, the rollicky frolicky Tempo of the dancing beat o' my heart. It all began the day you smiled at me In such a charming way Need I further say, because of you The world is filled with music Rumbling trains and roaring planes, Their noise contains the clickity clackity drumming From the humming beat o' my heart Wireless tow'rs that flash their powers, Or thunder show'rs that pitter and patter, Are sounding to the pounding beat o' my heart. And since you're mine, my love song needs Another line with word divine, That your name will rhyme with while I sing in time With every thumping bumping beat o' my heart.
copyright 1934 by Johnny Burke and Harold Spina