Shirley Temple

Song Lyrics

I Love Geranium's
(Honeymoon 1947)

Lyrics/Music Mort Greene/Leigh Harline
1947 Edwin Morris & Company
Picture: Original Sheet Music cover


Sound Clip: 1947 RKO-Radio

Some ladies love to get orchids
Or roses with stems a mile long
Some girls prefer a gardenia
Camelias might ring the gong
Or sometimes they like an old fashioned bouquet
A quaint little nosegay on Valentine’s Day
But I must disagree
These species are not for me

I love geraniums
Bright, red geraniums
And ev’rytime I see one
I always think of you

I hate “chrysafadums”
Can’t say “chrysanthemums”
I might as well just be one
If I can’t be with you

A rose is red
A violet’s blue
And I am only human
But I’ll admit when I’m with you
You steal a little kiss and I start bloomin’

I love geraniums
Bright, red geraniums
And ev’rytime I see one
I always think of you

Without your love
Well, goodness knows
There’s no two ways “abott” it
I’d be just like a ramblin’ rose
And I’d go out and get my poor self potted

I love geraniums
Bright, red geraniums
But I don’t love geraniums
As much as I love you


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