I'm Doin' The Best I Can
Words and Music by Dottie Burman

Well I'm doin' the best I can.
I'm doin' the best I can.
It's a bumpy trip
And I often slip
But I'm doin' the best I can.

My doctor has suggested
I better lose some weight, so
I measure every portion
I am putting on my plate.
I'm counting all the calories
In everything I eat.
I've cut out cake and
I've cut out candy
And I never, never cheat!
Well hardly ever cheat!

(spoken)

For instance, last night a friend of mine was having an art opening at a gallery, and I hadn't eaten dinner yet, so I was very hungry, and when I got to the gallery they had all this free wine, and these teeny tiny h'ors d'oevres and teeny tiny petit fours and I only had a few. . .

But maybe that's the reason
When I weighed myself I found
Instead of losing weight
I had put on another pound!

I got upset but then
I sang this song again. I'm just

Doin' the best I can.
I'm doin' the best I can.
It's a bumpy trip
And I often slip
But I'm doin' the best I can.

To help me with my diet
I've joined my local gym.
I work out on the treadmill
Then I go in for a swim.
I take a class in stretching
And aerobics, that's for me!
I've never joined a
Gym before
But I go there regu-lar-ly!
Well, sort of regu-lar-ly!

(spoken)

Actually, I go there regularly once a week.
Well, not exactly once a week, I go every other week.
All right, if you must know, I go once a month, if I'm in the mood, there's a full moon and it's a Tuesday.

Now I know that's the reason
When I weighed myself I found
Instead of losing weight
I had put on another pound.

But I'm not gonna cry
I'll give it another try. 'Cause I'm

Doin' the best I can.
I'm doin' the best I can.
It's a bumpy trip
And I often slip
But I'm doin' the best I can.

So if you're workin' hard but
Things don't go the way you plan.
Don't yell at yourself, just tell yourself
"I'm doin' the best I can." Yes,

(modulate & out)

I'm doin' the best I can.
I'm doin' the best I can.
It's a bumpy trip
And I often slip
But I'm doin' the best I can.
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