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# Title Principal Artiste Composers Lyricist / Date written Place Date recorded Matrix Label&cat.no. Additional Information
559 Was That The Human Thing To Do? Durium Dance Band Sammy Fain Joe Young `31 London April 1, 1932 E-1023-B Durium EN-11 Lew Stone directing: Nat Gonella and Bill Shakespeare (trumpets); Lew Davis (trombone); Ernest Ritte (clarinet, alto and baritone saxophones); Harry Hines (alto saxophone); Harry Berly (tenor saxophone and viola); Harry Rubens (piano); Bill Herbert (guitar); Dick Ball (brass and string bass); Bill Harty (drums); Al Bowlly (vocal). London, April 1, 1932
Was That The Human Thing To Do? Was That The Human Thing To Do?

Was That The Human Thing To Do?

(Sammy Fain / Joe Young)


Durium Dance Band


Never thought that anyone in their right mind
Could ever treat another human so unkind
Didn’t you sneak away and leave a note behind
Was that the human thing to do?

I always thought that yours was such a heart of gold
But after I was sold on all the tales you told
Didn’t you let your kisses turn from hot to cold?
Was that the human thing to do?

Now I’m not trying to patch things up
‘What’s been done must be
Lord, I wouldn’t even treat a pup
The way you treated me

How could anybody be so darned unfair?
You let me hang around until I learned to care
Didn’t you even laugh and leave me cryin’ there
Was that the human thing to do?