Guy Marks: Loving You Has Made Me Bananas (1968)

May 24, 2008

This is a song that I got to know in the 60s around the same time that “Winchester Cathedral” came out: “Loving you has made me bananas” — one of those Vaudeville throwbacks like “When I’m 64.” Only today have I learned that it was written by Guy Marks (1923 – 1987) in 1968. This video is from a 1978 performance. Marks was a famous comedian and impressionist. So, is it me? or is Guy gay? or is it just an impression?

LOVING YOU HAS MADE ME BANANAS
(Words and Music by Guy Marks)

OH, YOUR RED SCARF MATCHES YOUR EYES,
YOU CLOSED YOUR COVER BEFORE STRIKING,
FATHER HAD THE SHIPFITTER BLUES,
LOVING YOU HAS MADE ME BANANAS,

OH, YOUR RED SCARF MATCHES YOUR EYES,
YOU CLOSED YOUR COVER BEFORE STRIKING,
FATHER HAD THE SHIPFITTER BLUES,
LOVING YOU HAS MADE ME BANANAS,

OH, YOU BURNT YOUR FINGER THAT EVENING,
WHILE MY BACK WAS TURNED,
I ASKED THE WAITER FOR IODINE,
BUT I DINED ALL ALONE,

OH, YOUR RED SCARF MATCHES YOUR EYES,
YOU CLOSED YOUR COVER BEFORE STRIKING,
FATHER HAD THE SHIPFITTER BLUES,
LOVING YOU HAS MADE ME BANANAS.

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