Let’s Talk About My Sweetie

Music by Walter Donaldson and Lyrics by Gus Kahn (1926)

If you love your sweetie, I don’t blame you!
No, I don’t blame you,
For I love mine!
If you’re gonna brag, I want to tell you,
I’m glad to tell you,
To get in line!

You talk about your sweetie,
Stop talkin’ ’bout your sweetie,
Let’s talk about my sweetie now!

I’ve listened to your raving,
Now listen to my raving,
You’re gonna hear some raving now!

Just where your sweetie stops my sweetie began,
If he’s as good as mine he’d have to be grand,

You talk about your sweetie,
Stop talkin’ ’bout your sweetie,
Let’s talk about my sweetie now!

Please don’t think I ever want to argue,
I hate to argue; in fact I don’t;
If I lay the simple facts before you,
They’ll never bore you;
I know they won’t!

You talk about your sweetie,
Stop talkin’ ’bout your sweetie,
Let’s talk about my sweetie now!

I’ve listened to your raving,
Now listen to my raving,
You’re gonna hear some raving now!

You say your sweetie does the Charleston real fine,
Well, then he must have taken lessons from mine!

You talk about your sweetie,
Stop talkin’ ’bout your sweetie,
Let’s talk about my sweetie now!

Recorded by Ruth Etting in February of 1926 in Chicago for Columbia Records.
Originally issued on Columbia 580 D (Matrix W141671)

Ruth Etting’s performances on Chicago radio stations led to a test recording for Columbia Records. Her very first record for Columbia, paired the songs Let’s Talk about My Sweetie and Nothing Else to Do, and was released in March of 1926. The song charted in the Top 100 on Billboard for 1926.

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