Please Paint This Little Boy blue

Prepare your canvas, set up your stool

Let’s call this creation  “A Portrait of a Fool”

And, Mr. Painter, when choosing a hue,

Please paint this little boy blue

 

Please paint me in the best possible light

Oh, Mr. Painter, I want you to get it right

Show your true colors and when you do

Please paint this little boy blue

 

You know, the color of springtime skies,

Blue as the bluest of anyone’s eyes

You know, the color of the deep blue sea,

That’s the kinda of blue you just gotta paint me

 

Paint the sunset as red as it ever could glow

Paint the sunrise the yellowest yellow you know

And when you get to “you know who”

Please paint this little boy blue

 

You know the color of springtime skies

Blue as the bluest of anyone’s eyes

No bluebird’s blue can hold a candle to

The blue kinda blue I’m expecting from you

 

Paint the sunset as red as it ever could glow

Paint the sunrise the yellowest yellow you know

And when you get to “you know who’

Please paint this little boy

Please paint this little boy

Please paint this little boy blue

Won’t you

Please paint this little boy blue?

 

All words and music by Dave Hall ©

Publisher: Row House Music   PRO: ASCAP

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