IRVING BERLIN lyrics - Climbing Up The Scales

IRVING BERLIN
"Climbing Up The Scales"

[1st verse:]
Singing is a part of ev'ry creature
Ev'rybody likes to hum a tune
Let me be your little singing teacher
I've prepared your lesson
You can learn it soon

[Refrain:]
Strike a key and begin with do
Do re mi and the rest you know
One, two, three, come along, let's go
Climbing up the scales

Oh, what fun going up and when
That's all done you go down and then
Ev'ryone should begin again
Climbing up the scales

A tenor or a soprano
Can try it on a piano

Strike a key and begin with do
Do re mi and the rest you know
One, two, three, come along, let's go
Climbing up the scales

[2nd verse:]
In this very ordinary chorus
There's an old effect that never fails
So we'll ask you to do something for us
While we sing the chorus
You go up the scales