Words: Seymour Brown; Music: Nat D. Ayer (1911)

Lyrics

Oh, you beautiful doll,
You great big beautiful doll,
Let me put my arms about you,
I could never live without you.

Oh, you beautiful doll,
You great big beautiful doll,
If you ever leave me,
How my heart will ache:
I want to hold you –
But I fear you’d break!
Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh!
Oh, you beautiful doll.

Background

“Oh, You Beautiful Doll” is a Tin Pan Alley song from a century ago. Once written it took a few years to become really popular, but that popularity continued for several decades. It was recorded by many artists over that time, and was also featured in several major movies.

Performances

Here is a recording by the great Al Jolson:

And here is the Sing-A-long version for listening to and downloading:

Oh, You Beautiful Doll