Never tell a lie: Music and lyrics by Thomas Arthur Turner

Music and lyrics

Here is a little suggestion and it might be hard to take
That’s if you are the type who is inclined to prevaricate.
It’s just a little psychology that every man should know
If he’s to be the perfect romeo so

Never tell a lie
Here’s the reason why
Someone might believe the things you say are on the level, darling
You might break a heart and that’s no way to start romance.
The things you say and do might thrill her through and through
But if you are on the sly I’m telling you you’ll make her cry, darling
That’s no way to do, before love starts you’re through.

So never never tell her that you love her
Unless it’s from the bottom of your heart
For there will come a time when she’ll discover
That your love for her was just a lark.

Then you’ll be alone by the telephone
All the girls will find you’ve been handing them a line now, darling
That’s the reason why it never pays to tell a lie.