Why Do I Love You?

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Why Do I Love You?

Lyrics By Oscar Hammerstein II  Music By Jerome Kern

Despite some challenges in their relationship – primarily, Ravenal’s compulsion to gamble on card games – Magnolia and Ravenal express their continued love for one another.

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“Why Do I Love You?” LYRICS

Magnolia:
I’m walking on the air, dear,
For life is fair, dear,
To lovers.
I’m in the seventh heaven
(There’s more than seven,
My heart discovers).

Ravenal:
In this sweet, improbable and unreal world,
Finding you has given me my ideal world.

Magnolia:
Why do I love you?
Why do you love me?
Why should there be two
Happy as we?

Ravenal:
Can you see
The why or wherefore
I should be
The one you care for?

Magnolia:
You’re a lucky boy;
I am lucky too.

Both:
All our dreams of joy
Seem to come true.
Maybe that’s because you love me,
Maybe that’s why I love you.

Ensemble:
Why do I love you?
Why do you love me?
Why should there be two
Happy as we?

Can you see
The why or wherefore
I should be
The one you care for?

You’re a lucky boy;
I am lucky too.
All our dreams of joy
Seem to come true.
Maybe that’s because you love me,
Maybe that’s why I love you.

Ravenal:
Darling, I have only
Just an hour to play.
I am always lonely
When you go away.

Ensemble:
Hours are not like years,
So dry your tears!
What a pair of lovebirds!

Ravenal:
My darling,
I’ll come home as early as I can,
Meanwhile be good and patient with your man.

Why do I love you?
Why do you love me?
Why should there be two
Happy as we?

Can you see
The why or wherefore
I should be
The one you care for?

Magnolia:
You’re a lucky boy;
I am lucky too.

Both:
All our dreams of joy
Seem to come true.
Maybe that’s because you love me,
Maybe that’s why I love you!