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* Intro, Chorus, repeat final 8 bars (see lyrics)*
Key: F Major Composer: Harold Arlen Lyricist: E Y Harburg Copyright: 1938 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. Renewed 1966 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.


I could wile away the hours
Conferrin' with the flowers
Consultin' with the rain
And my head I'd be scratchin'
While my thoughts were busy hatchin'
If I only had a brain

I'd unravel any riddle
For any individ'le
In trouble or in pain
With the thoughts I'd be thinkin'
I could be another Lincoln
If I only had a brain

Oh, I would tell you why
The ocean's near the shore
I could think of things I never thunk before
And then I'd sit and think some more

I would not be just a nuffin'
My head all full of stuffin'
My heart all full of pain
I would dance and be merry
Life would be a ding-a-derry
If I only had a brain

Gosh, it would be kinda pleasin
To reason out the reason
For things I can’t explain
Then perhaps I’d deserve you
and be even worthy of you
If I only had a brain