Let's Call The Whole Thing Off
Words:Ira Gershwin
Music:George Gershwin
Performed By:  Fred Astaire (1937), Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong
Copyright:Unknown
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Things have come to a pretty pass
Our romance is growing flat,
For you like this and the other
While I go for this and that,

Goodness knows what the end will be
Oh I don't know where I'm at
It looks as if we two will never be one
Something must be done:

You say ee-ther and I say eye-ther,
You say nee-ther and I say ny-ther; 
Ee-ther, eye-ther, nee-ther, ny-ther - 
Let's call the whole thing off! 

You like po-tay-to and I like po-tah-to, 
You like to-may-to and I like to-mah-to; 
Po-tay-to, po-tah-to, to-may-to, to-mah-to - 
Let's call the whole thing off! 

(Bridge:)
But oh, if we call the whole thing off, 
Then we must part. 
And oh, if we ever part, 
Then that might break my heart. 

So, if you like pa-jay-mas and I like pa-jah-mas, 
I'll wear pa-jay-mas and give up pa-jah-mas. 
For we know we need each other, so we 
Better call the calling off off. 
Let's call the whole thing off! 

You say laughter and I say lawfter, 
You say after and I say awfter; 
Laughter, lawfter, after, awfter - 
Let's call the whole thing off! 

You like vanilla and I like vanella
You saspiralla, and I saspirella
Vanilla vanella chocolate strawberry
Let's call the whole thing off

But oh if we call the whole thing of then we must part
And oh, if we ever part, then that might break my heart

So, if you like oysters and I like ersters, 
I'll take oysters and give up ersters. 
For we know we need each other, so we 
Better call the calling off off. 
Let's call the whole thing off!

I say father, and you say pater,
I saw mother and you say mater
Pater, mater Uncle, auntie let's call the whole thing off.

You like Havana and I like Havahnah
You eat bananas and I eat banahnahs
Havana, Havahnah, Bananas, banahnahs 
Let's call the whole thing off! 

So if I go for scallops and you go for lobsters,
So all right no contest we'll order lobseter
For we know we need each other so we
Better call the calling off off,
Let's call the whole thing off.
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