"After You Get What You Want You Don't Want It"
By Irving Berlin
Original Publication 1910 by Irving Berlin, Inc.
Lis-ten to me hon-ey dear,
Some-thing's wrong with you I fear
It's get-ting hard-er to please you,
Hard-er and hard-er each year.
I don't want to make you blue,
But you need a talk-ing to.
Like a lot of peo-ple I know,
Here's what's wrong with you.
Af-ter you get what you want you don't want it,
If I gave you the moon, You'd grow tired of it soon.
You're like a ba-by You want what you want when you want it,
But af-ter you are pre-sent-ed with what you want you're dis-con-tent-ed.
You're al-ways wish-ing and want-ing for some-thing,
When you get what you want You don't want what you get.
And tho' you sit up-on my knee, You'll grow tired of me,
'Cause, Af-ter you get what you want
you don't want what you want-ed at all.
Don't you say that I'm un-kind
Think it o-ver and you'll find
You've got a change-a-ble na-ture
You're al-ways chang-ing your mind
There's a long-ing in your eye
That is hard to sat-is-fy
You're un-hap-py most of the time
Here's the rea-son why.