A Closer Look: Neil Sedaka’s “Calendar Girl” 1961

“Calendar Girl” 

I love, I love, I love my calendar girl
Yeah, sweet calendar girl
I love, I love, I love my calendar girl
Each and every day of the year

Great start! Catchy!

(January)
You start the year all fine

Hehe… nice!

(February)
You’re my little Valentine

Aw, sweet.

(March)
I’m gonna march you down the aisle

Heh, clever, a little forward though.

(April)
You’re the Easter bunny
When you smile

STRETCH.

Yeah, yeah
My heart’s in a whirl
I love, I love, I love my little calendar girl
Every day (every day)
Every day (every day)
Of the year (every day of the year)

(May)
Maybe if I ask your dad and mom

I get it, hah. MAYbe I’m on board with this concept again…

(June)
They’d let me take you to the junior prom

BOO. In March you said you’d Marry her!

(July)
Like a firecracker
I’m aglow

Ok.

(August)
When you’re on the beach you steal the show

Not even trying anymore.

Yeah, yeah
My heart’s in a whirl
I love, I love, I love my little calendar girl
Every day (every day)
Every day (every day)
Of the year (every day of the year)

Whoo!

Yeah, yeah
My heart’s in a whirl
I love, I love, I love my little calendar girl
Every day (every day)
Every day (every day)
Of the year (every day of the year)

(September)
I light the candles at your sweet sixteen

Hold on. She’s sixteen? You were born in 1939, you were 22 when you wrote this. 

(October)
Romeo and Juliet on Halloween

So you do know that it’s creepy.

(November)
I’ll give thanks that you belong to me

Sigh.

(December)
You’re the present ‘neath my Christmas tree

Nope.

Yeah, yeah
My heart’s in a whirl
I love, I love, I love my little calendar girl
Every day (every day)
Every day (every day)
Of the year (every day of the year)

I love, I love, I love my calendar girl
Yeah, sweet calendar girl
I love, I love, I love my calendar girl
Yeah, sweet calendar girl

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