Just For Fun

Recording History
Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, My Friend Irma (soundtrack), 1949

  • Written for the 1950 Paramount Pictures film My Friend Irma. Directed by George Marshall, starring John Lund, Diana Lynn, Don DeFore, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.
  • Based on the long-running radio show. Irma is a likeable airhead who meddles in her roommate's love-life. Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, in their first screen appearance, are juice-bar operators who are discovered when a self-proclaimed manager hears Martin's golden voice. Irma's roommate wants to marry her rich boss, but instead falls in love with Martin.
  • JUST FOR FUN is performed in the film by Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.

If your dreams knew me longer,
And your arms knew me more,
Then this plea might be stronger
Be a blessing, not a bore
So why not try my love
And see what goes;
You might find you like it.
Who knows? Who knows?
Love me, love me,
Say you love me, just for fun.
Softly sigh it, try it, try it, just for fun.
If you’re close to me
May-be you’ll agree
Here at hand’s that magic land
We’re seeking constantly.
Tingle, tingle, when we mingle, just for fun.
Let’s pretend we’ll never end
What we’ve begun.
For if we play at love
We may stay in love,
Then you’ll be glad
You tried it just for fun.
JUST FOR FUN as sung in the Paramount Picture My Friend Irma, A Hal Wallis production based on the CBS radio comedy starring John Lund, Diana Lynn, Don DeFore, Marie Wilson, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, Paramount Music Corporation, 1949 Words and Music by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans (Special Picture Release)