That Haunting Melody
Words and Music by George M. Cohan
Published 1911 by Jerome & Schwartz Publishing Co.


[Verse 1]
Tell me, have you ever heard this melody?
Hum A melody that made an awful hit with me.
Hum I don't know where I heard it,
But I liked it from the start,

It seemes that I preferred it,
For it got right to my heart.
It lingers in my brain,
I've nearly gone insane,


[Chorus]
Oh, how I love that strain of melody!
Hum Where have I heard that melody?
It seems so familiar to me;

Hum It's floating in the air It's ev'rywhere I hear it here,
I here it there, Hum I love, I love, I love it so!
It follows whereever I go,What is it from?
I can't help but hum Hum I couldn't live without,
I'm mad about, That haunting melody.

[Verse 2]
I wake myself up in the morning with that strain,
I hum myself to sleep at night with that refrain.
I wish I knew the rest of that sweet tune to hum it through,
If I don't learn it pretty soon, I don't know what I'll do;

It sticks right in my throat, It's cert'nly got my goat,
I wish I knew who wrote that melody!

[Repeat Chorus]