Meetcha 'Round The Corner


  • Written for the 1948 Paramount Pictures film The Paleface. Directed by Norman Z. McLeod, starring Bob Hope and Jane Russell.
  • Calamity Jane is despatched to find out who's smuggling rifles to the Indians, and winds up married to a hapless correspondence school dentist as part of her cover.
  • Taglines: She can shoot a gun almost as fast as Bob can run!
  • MEETCHA ROUND THE CORNER is sung by Iris Adrian (dubbed by Annette Warren). Danced by Bob Hope and Iris Adrian.
  • Also from this film, BUTTONS AND BOWS won Livingston & Evans their first ever Academy Award for Best Original Song, 1948.

Recording History
Annette Warren, The Paleface (soundtrack), 1948
Jon Weber, It's Never Quite the Same, Mood Records, MD-1111, 1998
You can’t get away from me, pardner
No matter how you try
You just gotta stay with me, pardner
And we’ll disappear to a place near here
Where I’ll love ya till the sea runs dry
This town ain’t big enough,
The streets ain’t long enough
 For me to get away from you
Meetcha ‘round the corner, ‘bout half-past eight
Oh, honey, what we’ll do!

The west ain’t rough enough,
The joints ain’t tough enough
To keep me from the one I crave
Meetcha ‘round the corner, now don’t be late.
You’ll see how I behave!

When we’re alone
Honey, you’ll be possessin’
My best caressin’
I’ll be your own,
Honey, you’re the kind
To make me lose my mind!

One kiss ain’t strong enough,
A kiss ain’t long enough,
I gotta kiss ya’ night and day
Meetcha ‘round the corner, any old corner
Meetcha any time you say!

Ho ho ho
Seein’ as you’re new here,
Soon as I’m through here,
I’ll kiss ya in my own sweet way!
Ho ho ho
Meetcha ‘round the corner, any old corner,
Meetcha any time you say!
MEETCHA ‘ROUND THE CORNER as sung in the Paramount Picture The Paleface starring Bob Hope and Jane Russell, Famous Music Corp, 1948 Music and Words by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans (Special Picture Release)