If I Only Had The Nerve is a song from The Wizard of Oz sung by the Cowardly Lion to Dorothy, the Scarecrow and Tin Man as he tells them what he would do if he had courage.


(Cowardly Lion)

Yeah, it's sad, believe me Missy

When you're born to be a sissy

Without the vim and verve

But I could show my prowess

Be a lion, not a mowess

If I only had the nerve

I'm afraid there's no denyin'

I'm just a dandylion

A fate I don't deserve

I'd be brave as a blizzard

(Tin Man)

I'd be gentle as a lizard


I'd be clever as a gizzard


If the Wizard is a wizard who will serve


Then I'm sure to get a brain

(Tin Man)

A heart


A home

(Cowardly Lion)

The nerve!

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