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# Title Principal Artiste Composers Lyricist / Date written Place Date recorded Matrix Label&cat.no. Additional Information
548 Was That The Human Thing To Do? Roy Fox ahb Sammy Fain Joe Young `31 London March 22, 1932 GB-4113-3 Dec F-2888 Roy Fox (Missing ill); Jim Easton, Ernest Ritte (alto saxophones, clarinets); Harry Berly (tenor saxophone, viola, ocarina); Nat Gonella, Sid Buckman (trumpets); Joe Ferrie (trombone); Lew Stone (piano); Al Bowlly (guitar); Tiny Winters (bass); Bill Harty (drums). Arranger: Lew Stone. The vocalist is Eve Becke.
Was That The Human Thing To Do?

Was That The Human Thing To Do?

(Sammy Fain / Joe Young)


Roy Fox and his Band. Vocalist is Eve Becke


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?