[1st VERSE:] Oh, Marie, 'neath the window I'm waiting Oh, Marie, please don't be so aggravating Can't you see my heart just yearns for you, dear With fond affection And love that's true, dear Meet me while the Summer moon is beaming For you and me, the little stars are beaming Please come out tonight, my queen Can't you hear my mandolin? [REFRAIN:] My sweet Marie from sunny Italy Oh how I do love you Say that you'll love me, love me, too Forever more I will be true Just say the word and I will marry you And then you'll surely be My sweet Marie from sunny Italy [2nd VERSE:] Oh, Marie, I've been waiting so patiently Oh, Marie, please come out and I shall happy be Raise your window, love, and say you're coming The little birds, dear Are sweetly humming Don't say, "No," my sweet Italian Beauty There's not another maiden e'er could suit me Come out, love, don't be afraid Listen to my serenade
[1st VERSE:] What's that you say? No work today? Done lost your job? Where is your pay? Been shooting dice? That's very nice Needn't apologize, I'm cold as ice Pack up your clothes Lord only knows You've been the cause of my troubles and woes Don't ask me why Too late to cry Just bid yourself goodbye [REFRAIN:] A friend in need is a friend indeed That's just the kind of friend I've been to you When poverty smiled down on thee I hung around and stuck like glue It's a long long lane that has no turn You can never tell your finish when you start But when you find you can't make both ends meet Then the best of friends must part [2nd VERSE:] Don't talk of love Just like a dove Can't eat the stars That shine above That stuff don't go You'd better blow Can't buy a meal with that lovin' you know I know it's hard On your old pard But I can't help that you played your last card Don't hesitate Evaporate Hunt up another mate
[1st VERSE:] The moon above am shining, love, I'm out here waiting Don't be so shy, I can't see why you're hesitating Come out and meet me, lady You are my dark-eyed baby Come, love, don't be afraidy My little honey, do Here while the stars am peeping And all the world am sleeping My promise I'll be keeping, love, to you [REFRAIN:] Queenie, my own I'll build a nice little home Where we can live all alone And from you I'll never roam Say you'll be mine Oh! honey, please don't decline And all the stars will then shine for you and me [2nd VERSE:] Impatiently I wait for thee here in the moonlight Don't be afraid, my dusky maid, this is a spoonlight Now, don't be hesitating The birds above are mating My love, I'll be relating To you my dusky queen Think, dear, of what you're missing Love and lots of kissing Come out, my love, and listen to my plea
[1st VERSE:] I feel-a much-a bad like anything All the night I nunga canna sleep It's a my pizon Pasquale He say we take da car And see Dorando race a-"Long-a-ship" Just like the sport, I sell da barbershop And make da bet Dorando he's a win Then to Madees-a Square Pasquale and me go there And just-a like-a dat, da race begin [REFRAIN:] Dorando! Dorando! He run-a, run-a, run-a, run like anything One-a, two-a hundred times around da ring I cry, "Please-a nunga stop!" Just then, Dorando he's a drop! Goodbye poor old barber shop It's no fun to lose da mon When de son-of-a-gun no run Dorando He's a good for not! [2nd VERSE:] Dorando, he's a come around next day Say, "Gentlemen, I wanna tell-a you It's a one-a bigga shame I forgot da man's a-name Who make me eat da Irish beef-a stew I ask-a him to give me da spaghett I know it make me run a-quick-a-quick But I eat da beef-a stew And now I tell-a you Just like da pipps it make me very sick
[1st VERSE:] Jack and May were newly-wed, a loving pair were they Until the other day, when Jack said to his May: "Tonight I have to talk some bus'ness with some bus'nessmen But rest assured that I'll return at ten" That night he left the flat, and simple wifey sat Up with the cat for Jack who never came The day was dawning when he rambled home again And said: "My darling, please let me explain": [REFRAIN:] I heard the clock strike One A.M. One A.M. One A.M. It told me of my promise when I left you in the hall Before I knew 'twas Two A.M. Three A.M. Four A.M. But you know I promised to be home at ten So I didn't go home at all [2nd VERSE:] Jack remarked, "It's eas'ly seen that I'm not all to blame My explanation's tame, it's true tho' just the same Much rather than disturb you from your slumber so divine I lingered just to pass away the time And then again you see, I didn't take the key Which proves that my intentions were the best I even said a pray'r that you might not despair Besides I knew how much you needed rest": [3rd VERSE:] Jack had been forgiven and the future seemed so bright Until the other night, his May was not in sight She went to see a sick friend but had promised to come back At sixty minutes after nine, to Jack At sixty minutes past next morn she came at last Her op'ning speech was "I've been with my friend Because they said she'd die, I wanted to be nigh And so I waited for the coming end":
[1st VERSE:] I hate to brag about my fam'ly but I must say that My father is the greatest man who ever wore a hat He always took things easy in an easy sort of way And when it came to taking things, just kindly let me say [1st REFRAIN:] No one could do it like my father! Ever clever, stunning, cunning father! Other men might do the same But when it came to make a name No one could do it like my dad! [2nd VERSE:] At keeping servant girls, my father always was an ace! He had a certain way to keep the ladies in their place Their place was in the kitchen and his place to keep them there I don't know how he did it but I really must declare [2nd REFRAIN:] No one could do it like my father Ever clever, stunning, cunning father Servants liked the cops, of course So father joined the police force No one could do it like my dad [3rd VERSE:] One night papa went in to see that great Salome dance You talk about attention, say! he gave her ev'ry glance He has my mother dancing now, her brain is in a whirl And only here last week he came home with a string of pearls [3rd REFRAIN:] No one could do it like my father Ever clever, stunning, cunning father Now he always stays at home Mama has learned that dance Salome No one could do it like my dad [4th VERSE:] My mother weighs three hundred pounds but don't give it away She bought a brand new sheath gown and she wore it yesterday My father showed his dignity when mother showed her sock Then just to make the two ends meet he used a big padlock [4th REFRAIN:] No one could do it like my father Ever clever, stunning, cunning father Neighbor Jones and his neighbor Lee Are hunting for my father's key And no one could do it like my dad [5th VERSE:] I haven't told you how my father and my mother wed She was an old maid, he a burglar underneath her bed She flashed a gun at father and said, "I must be your wife" My father wears a medal now for saving someone's life [5th REFRAIN:] No one could do it like my father Ever clever, stunning, cunning father Mother thinks a lot of pa But father drinks to think of ma And no one could do it like my dad [6th VERSE:] The other night when pa came home, he found to his surprise The iceman and my mother on the sofa making eyes He did not get excited, no! not one word did he say But when the iceman's bill came due, papa refused to pay [6th REFRAIN:] No one could do it like my father Ever clever, stunning, cunning father Father proved he was no slouch He fooled them all when he sold the couch And no one could do it like my dad [7th VERSE:] When father went to school they tell me he was very bad They also say he had a purpose to make teacher mad She'd make him stay in after school and pa would ne'er refuse For when it came to helping teacher tie her dainty shoes: [7th REFRAIN:] No one could do it like my father Ever clever, stunning, cunning father Teacher knew a thing or two She always wore a low cut shoe No one could do it like my dad [8th VERSE:] We lived right by a railway station not so far from here And father would make faces at the passing engineers They'd all throw coal at father, yes they would upon my soul And when the winter came around we never needed coal [8th REFRAIN:] No one could do it like my father Ever clever, stunning, cunning father First he got coal one by one And now he sells it by the ton And no one could do it like my dad [9th VERSE:] Around election time my father never knows his name Sometimes it's Breen, or Smith, or Green, Gilhouley or McShane Then other times it's Harrigan, O'Connor, or O'Dell They ought to call him "Winchester" 'cause he repeats so well [9th REFRAIN:] No one could do it like my father Ever clever, stunning, cunning father When you see him change his coat You know that means another vote And no one could do it like my dad
[1st VERSE:] Sadie Cohen left her happy home To become an actress lady On the stage she soon became the rage As the only real Salomy baby When she came to town, her sweetheart Mose Brought for her around a pretty rose But he got an awful fright When his Sadie came to sight He stood up and yelled with all his might: [REFRAIN:] Don't do that dance, I tell you Sadie That's not a bus'ness for a lady! 'Most ev'rybody knows That I'm your loving Mose Oy, Oy, Oy, Oy Where is your clothes? You better go and get your dresses Ev'ryone's got the op'ra glasses Oy! such a sad disgrace No one looks in your face Sadie Salome, go home [2nd VERSE:] From the crowd Moses yelled out loud, "Who put in your head such notions? You look sweet but jiggle with your feet Who put in your back such funny motions? As a singer you was always fine! Sing to me, 'Because the world is mine!'" Then the crowd began to roar Sadie did a new encore Mose got mad and yelled at her once more:
[1st VERSE:] When Missus Brown told hubby, "I just can't stand the heat Please send me to the country, dear, I know 'twould be a treat" Next day his wife and fam'ly were seated on a train And when the train had started, Brownie shouted this refrain: [1st REFRAIN:] My wife's gone to the country, hurrah, hurrah! She thought it best, I need a rest, that's why she went away She took the children with her, hurrah, hurrah! I don't care what becomes of me, my wife's gone away [2nd VERSE:] He kept the 'phone a-going, told ev'ryone he knew "It's Mister Brown, come on downtown, I have some news for you" He told a friend reporter just why he felt so gay Next day an advertisement in the papers read this way: [2nd REFRAIN:] My wife's gone to the country, hurrah, hurrah! She thought it best, I need a rest, that's why she went away She took the children with her, hurrah, hurrah! I don't care what becomes of me, my wife's gone away [3rd VERSE:] He sang his joyful story into a phonograph He made a dozen records and I say it was to laugh For when his friends had vanished and Brown was all alone His neighbors heard the same old tune on Brownie's graphophone [3rd REFRAIN:] My wife's gone to the country, hurrah, hurrah! She thought it best, I need the rest, that's why she went away She took the children with her, hurrah, hurrah! Like Eva Tanguay, I don't care, my wife's gone away [4th VERSE:] He went into the parlor and tore down from the wall A sign that read "God Bless Our Home" and threw it in the hall Another sign he painted and hung it up instead Next day the servant nearly fainted when these words she read: [4th REFRAIN:] My wife's gone to the country, hurrah, hurrah! She thought it best, I need the rest, that's why she went away She took the children with her, hurrah, hurrah! Now I'm with you if you're with me, my wife's gone away [5th VERSE:] He called on pretty Molly, a girl he used to know The servant said "She left the house about an hour ago But if you leave your name, sir, or write a little note I'll give it to her when she comes" and this is what he wrote: [5th REFRAIN:] My wife's gone to the country, hurrah, hurrah! She thought it best, I need the rest, that's why she went away She took the children with her, hurrah, hurrah! I love my wife, but oh! you kid, my wife's gone away [6th VERSE:] He went and bought a parrot, a very clever bird The kind that always would repeat most anything she heard So when his voice grew husky and Brownie couldn't talk While he'd be taking cough-drops, he would have the parrot squawk: [6th REFRAIN:] My wife's gone to the country, hurrah, hurrah! She thought it best, I need the rest, that's why she went away She took the children with her, hurrah, hurrah! I knew my book, she left the cook, my wife's gone away
[1st VERSE:] Now sweet Flo and Joe with lights burning low Sat spooning as all lovers do Her wee sister Rose Stood up on her toes And eagerly kept peeping through Oh my, oh what bliss She soon heard them kiss As he gently called her "my dear" The very next day When Flo came her way She whispered these words in her ear: [REFRAIN:] Oh! what I know about you Oh! what I know about you Don't say you didn't 'cause I overheard Honest to goodness, I won't say a word Oh! what I know about you Something that I wouldn't do Far be it from me To repeat what I see But, oh! what I know about you [2nd VERSE:] Next evening when Joe called 'round to see Flo He found little Rose all alone In her cunning way He soon heard her say "My sister said she's not at home" Her face wore a grin She said, "Please come in" Poor Joseph, oh my, what he saw There sat pretty Flo With her other beau Rose cried to her sister once more:
[1st VERSE:] In a garden fair a lily rare Was loved by a blushing rose They knew no woe he loved her so With love that a flower knows Until one day from o'er the way A hand plucked the lily fair The rose sighed and sighed 'Til one day it died Nobody seemed to care [REFRAIN:] Just like the rose dear I loved you Like the lily they stole you away Just like the rose I adored you Worshiped you night and day Tonight all alone I am sighing Sighing for sweet repose Just like the rose, my love's dying Dying just like the rose [2nd VERSE:] In a garden fair I wandered there Sweet memories of the past Came back to me so tenderly Would if they could only last The rose that sighed, and long since died Seemed fresh from the morning dew Then close to my breast The sweet flow'r I pressed And cried alas for you
[1st VERSE:] Henpeck O'Johnson and Henpeck O'Day Made an appointment with Molly and May Soon they were calling their wives on the phone "Don't cook my supper for I won't be home" Then in a "Taxi" to some swell Cafe They rode away to meet Molly and May Waited and waited, grew intoxicated O'Johnson then sang to O'Day [REFRAIN:] Someone's waiting for me Someone's waiting for you I'm waiting and you're waiting and wifey's waiting too Are we down-hearted? No! We have plenty of dough WHAT! Go home to wifey? Well, not on your lifey We'll wait Wait Wait [2nd VERSE:] While they were waiting, a waiter named Binks Waited for tips while they waited for drinks Manhattan Cocktails and Highballs galore Three extra waiters were put on the floor Music was playing "I'm coming home soon" O'Day was praying for some other tune Hours were flying, still they kept on buying O'Johnson was crying again [3rd VERSE:] Missus O'Johnson and Missus O'Day Happened to stroll in the same swell Cafe They had grown tired of waiting at home Went out and left both their flats all alone Soon from a corner a voice hollered loud "Give us another and treat the whole crowd" Just then somebody broke up the whole party 'Twas Molly and sweet little May
[1st VERSE:] Liza Green felt awf'ly sick Sent out for the doctor quick The doctor called around, these words to say "You're suff'ring from a love attack And if you want to bring health back A loving man must love you every day" Then he turned to say goodbye Just to hear Eliza cry: [REFRAIN:] Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh, Doctor (oh, doctor) Won't you kindly hear my plea? (oh, doctor) I know, you know, doctor (oh, doctor) Exactly what is best for me (oh, doctor) Hear me sigh, hear me cry Surely you ain't gonna let me die For if some love will make me gain Do your duty doctor, cure my pain [2nd VERSE:] Doctor said, "I can't decline Curing patients is my line" Then started lovin' Liza good and strong Soon she was feeling well once more The doctor then looked t'ward the door And said, "I guess I'd best be getting along" But Eliza hollered quick "Oh, I fear I'm getting sick"
[1st VERSE:] So you're leaving me, sweet girlie So it's true we have to part Let me whisper something girlie To my own sweetheart It will worry me, sweet girlie And I'll be so lonesome too It will cheer me, dear, when you're not near me Just to know your heart beats true [REFRAIN:] Goodbye, girlie, and remember me when you're far away I'll be thinking of you dearie, more and more each day Summer's coming, birds will soon be humming love's sweet melody Good luck! Goodbye, girlie, and remember me [2nd VERSE:] I can see a scene, sweet girlie As sweethearts can only do Where we'll sit and dream sweet girlie In a home for two See just what it means, sweet girlie What it means for you and I So in Junetime, spoontime, honeymoon-time We'll be happy, bye and bye
[1st VERSE:] Talk of yo' looney coons Talk of yo' spoony coons Lover of coony tunes Jackson was the leader of a big brass band Understand While at a ball one night Miss Lucinda Morgan White Yelled out with all her might When he started playing some familiar tune She just cried with delight [1st REFRAIN:] If you love yo' babe, play that tune for me Just because I feel so funny Honey I don't care for money I'm goin' crazy, that rag's a daisy I just can't make my feeling behave Play that tune again Mighty soon again Honey, don't you start to scold I'm feeling like a two year old When I hear that strain Gwine to cry again Play me some Wild Cherry Rag [2nd VERSE:] Talk of yo' wedding chimes Talk of yo' champagne wines Talk of yo' scand'lous times Mister Jackson married Miss Lucinda White Sunday night Just as the knot was tied Parson had blessed the bride Jackson stood by her side When the music played that lovin' weddin' march Miss Lucinda just cried [2nd REFRAIN:] If you love yo' babe, play that tune for me No I'm not a blowin' hon but I feel like goin' some I'm goin' crazy that rag's a daisy I just can't make my feeling behave Play that tune again Mighty soon again Oh, you seven come eleven! Hon I'm goin' straight to heav'n When I hear that strain Gwine to cry again Play me some Wild Cherry Rag
[1st VERSE:] You've heard about foxy old Brownie Who sent his whole fam'ly away Well you can just bet that I envied old Brown When I heard him shouting Hooray! I borrowed some money from Brownie Induced my old lady to pack It's now been a month and I can't raise the price To pay for her fare coming back [REFRAIN:] Oh, where is my wife tonight? Oh, why did she leave my sight? I'm sorry to say, I shouted hooray! Oh, why did I ever let her go away? She never would leave the town If it hadn't have been for Brown Bring back, bring back Bring back my wifey to me [2nd VERSE:] I've tried ev'ry way to raise money But none of my friends are in town Excepting the one man who started this thing So I called around to see Brown He answered, "I'm sorry old fellow I'll have to refuse you this time I just have enough money left in the bank To send for that fam'ly of mine"
[1st VERSE:] Betsy Brown, a manicurist fair Dropped in town, to get the city air Met the son of some millionaire Who had lots of time to spare Same old case of, "I remember you" Same old smile, and same old howdy-do Same old look of innocence true In her great big eyes so blue [REFRAIN:] She was a dear little girl Dearest of dear little girls Dear little eyes, dear little size Dear little golden curls She murmured, "Dear, never fear I'll always hold you dear" When she said so true "I'm fond of wine," he knew She was a dear, dear girl [2nd VERSE:] Soon he took Miss Betsy out to dine And they had the dearest little time For he bought the dearest of wine Till the pair were feeling fine Tho' it wasn't altogether right To remark about her appetite Seven waiters worked hard that night Serving what she called a bite [2nd REFRAIN:] She was a dear little girl Dearest of dear little girls Dear little eyes, dear little size Dear little golden curls She murmured, "Dear, never fear I'll always hold you dear" To a check his pen Was introduced, but then She was a dear, dear girl
[1st VERSE:] I've met lots of girlies who were just my style Girls whose charms most any boy would share Girls who captivate you with their roguish smile Girls you think beyond compare When I saw the lovelight in your eyes, sweetheart When you smiled on me so tenderly Mischief making Cupid pierced me with his dart Something told me you were meant for me [REFRAIN:] Some little something about you Some little something, dear Means I can't live without you I always want you near Some hidden charm makes me love you Something I cannot see And I know one thing, some little something Means you're the girl for me [2nd VERSE:] Oft' I've wondered if another boy like me Thinks there's something sweet about you too I'll admit it's made me jealous as could be That's because I love you true Then again, I thought of what the poets say "Faint heart never won a lady fair" So I don't intend to wait another day There's a cozy home that we can share
[1st VERSE:] I saw you, Molly, walking with your sweetheart And I only looked and wished that I was he You looked so swell, I couldn't help but wonder If a gal like you would ever fall for me? I know he thinks the world and all about you Well I wish I had the chance to think so too He wouldn't be the same old boy without you Gee, it must feel great to have a gal like you [REFRAIN:] I wish that you was my gal, Molly I only wish I was your beau To feel that you was my pal, Molly Would mean an awful lot I know It isn't right I know to tell you But what's a fellow goin' to do? I wish that you was my gal, Molly I only wish you loved me too [2nd VERSE:] Come, tell me why you started crying, Molly Did I hurt your feelings? Tell me if I did I didn't mean to knock your other sweetheart On the level, I am awful sorry, kid I told my mother just how much I love you It was her that made me go to you and tell So, let me be your pal, if not your sweetheart When you marry, I'll be there to wish you well
[1st VERSE:] A maiden pretty from Jersey City Paid a visit to some cousins out of town She answered, "Mercy" when cousin Percy Said, "I'd dearly love to show you all around" Like bees a-buzzin' She and her cousin Were together ev'ry minute of the day One night he kissed her, she shouted, "Mister" But he answered in a cute and cunning way [REFRAIN:] If I thought you wouldn't tell your mother I would try and take one more Promise not to tell your father or your brother And I'll make it three or four If I thought that you could keep a secret I would keep you busy, Nell I'd forget that I'm your cousin And I'd take a half a dozen If I only thought you wouldn't tell [2nd VERSE:] One evening early, he took the girlie To a restaurant where drinks are often tried He ordered porter, she ordered water Then she said, "I'll take a cocktail on the side" She drank a dozen Just then her cousin Whispered, "Dearie, don't you think we should go home?" She answered, "Later, please call the waiter" Then she murmured in a rather husky tone [2nd REFRAIN:] If I thought you wouldn't tell your mother I would try and take one more Promise not to tell your father or your brother And I'll make it three or four If I thought that you could keep a secret I would take all they would sell I'd forget that I'm your cousin And I'd take a half a dozen If I only thought you wouldn't tell
[1st VERSE:] Two loving sweethearts 'mid flowers in Maytime Two happy faces like children in playtime Two eyes of blue, gazing into Eyes of her own sweetheart One cozy bench holds the couple within it Hours that passed only seemed like a minute Sweet maiden sighs Fellow replies "Tell me before we part" [REFRAIN:] Next to your mother, who do you love? Next to your father, and your sister Sue Tell me who looks good to you Next to your mother, who would you miss? Next to your brother, who would you kiss? Next to your own dear folks at home Tell me, now who do you love? [2nd VERSE:] Five cozy rooms in a flat in the city One baby boy cute and cunning and pretty Parson had said "You two are wed Bless you my children, go" "Come spend a week," so she wrote to her mother Mother replies, "I am bringing your brother" Husband remarks "Me for the parks But first I want to know"
[1st VERSE:] Do my ears deceive me or am I goin' mad? Honey, please believe me, that my hearin' ain't bad But something seems to tell me that I'm list'nin' to Rag I've been suspectin' so all night Tunes I've heard befo' was only music what ain't Melody like this is what an artist can't paint Go get me some ammonia 'cause I fear I must faint I'm suffocating with delight [REFRAIN:] Stop dat rag, keep on playin', honey Stop dat rag, hear me prayin', honey Run away, I feel that I must be alone But don't you dare to leave me, 'till the cows come home Cease dat strain, please repeat it, honey Once again, and I'll meet it, honey Oh, I'm sad No, I'm glad Stop dat rag, I'm sayin' I mean keep on playin' Don't you dare to stop dat rag [2nd VERSE:] Call in some physician, 'cause I feel that I'm ill Somehow or another, hon', my feet won't keep still Please request that leaderman to keep a-playin' till I cry enough, enough some more Hon, I'll never forgive you, just for takin' me here Take me miles and miles away from here anywhere Just raise a hand to move me, mister man, if you dare I'm satisfied to die right now
[1st VERSE:] Ev'ryone was singing, dancing, springing At a wedding yesterday Yiddle on his fiddle played some ragtime And when Sadie heard him play She jumped up and looked him in the eyes Yiddle swelled his chest 'way out Ev'ryone was taken by surprise When they heard Sadie shout [REFRAIN:] Yiddle in the middle of your fiddle, play some ragtime Get busy I'm dizzy I'm feeling two years young Mine choc'late baby, if you'll maybe play for Sadie Some more ragtime Yiddle, don't you stop, if you do, I'll drop For I just can't make my eyes shut up Yiddle on your fiddle, play some ragtime [2nd VERSE:] At the supper table Sadie thought Yiddle must have flew the coop She looked all around, but could not find him 'Till she heard him drinking soup Sadie waited till they served the fish Then she jumped upon the floor Put a quarter right on Yiddle's dish And yelled to him once more
[1st VERSE:] In a garden fair Sat a happy pair 'Neath a shady maple tree She had promised him "We'll be married, Jim To the chimes of Trinity 'Tis the month of May But next Christmas day I will be your blushing bride Don't you worry, dear It will be soon be here" But he looked at her and sighed [REFRAIN:] Christmas chimes mean happy times For you and me, sweetheart Winter time means you'll be mine And never more to part Honeymoon can't shine too soon I wish it were today Girlie mine, don't christmas time Seem years and years away? [2nd VERSE:] "There is nothing dear That I have to fear If I can't afford the ring Santa Claus is kind And I'm sure he'll find Just a plain gold band to bring It's been just a year Since I met you, dear But it seems just like a day If I only could Girlie dear, I would Turn December into May"
[1st VERSE:] "Who is that down below A-pounding on my door?" Said Liza Green, "It's downright mean To wake me from a pleasant dream!" "It's Bill!" came the reply "Come back to say goodbye! I overlooked it when I left That's just the reason why" [REFRAIN:] I just came back to say, "Goodbye!" Let me explain I won't remain Besides, you see, I don't know when I may have time to call again Been cooking honey? I smell stew! Don't look so cross I know you're boss! Just tell me how You're feeling now And then I'll say "Goodbye" [2nd VERSE:] "It's blowing up out here I'll catch a cold I fear! Now Liza please don't stand and tease! How can you see your William freeze?" But Liza said, "Go 'way! Come 'round some other day" Then, as she closed the window down She heard poor William say:
[1st VERSE:] Honey, listen to that dreamy tune they're playin' Won't you tell me how on earth you keep from swayin'? Umm! Umm! Oh, that Mendelssohn Spring Song tune If you ever loved me show me now or never Lord, I wish they'd play that music on forever Umm! Umm! Oh, that Mendelssohn tune My honey [REFRAIN:] Love me to that ever lovin' Spring Song melody Please me, honey, squeeze me to that Mendelssohn strain Kiss me like you would your mother One good kiss deserves another That's the only music that was ever meant for me That tantalizin', hypnotizin', mesmerizin' Mendelssohn tune [2nd VERSE:] Don't you stand there, honey, can't you hear me sighin'? Is you gwine to wait until I'm almost dyin'? Umm! Umm! Oh, that Mendelssohn Spring Song tune Get yourself acquainted with some real live wooin' Make some funny noises like there's something doin' Umm! Umm! Oh, that Mendelssohn tune My honey
[1st VERSE:] Same old moon, same old stars above Same old couple pining, same old tale of love Same game, still we must explain The old, old story must be told Now to get to their names, we'll call the fellow Joe We could call him Harry, but Joe rhymes with Flo Flo, Joe, now their names we know We'll have them say [REFRAIN:] Someone just like you, dear Just like you will do, dear When I tell you true, dear Can't you see? Just your style, your size, dear Just your smile, your eyes, dear Someone just like you was meant for Someone just like me [2nd VERSE:] Same old couple tarried, same old coming spring Same old couple married, same old wedding ring Flo, Joe, on thro' life they go In clover, now the story's over Ev'ry song and story has a happy two Couldn't do without them, 'twould be something new Same tale, never known to fail When someone sighs
[1st VERSE:] Jealous little maid was sadly crying Crying 'cause her little heart was hurt Told her fellow there was no denying She saw him flirt Fellow whispers, "Let your heart be cheery Won't you let me dry those tears away? Be your own sweet self and cuddle near me There is something sweet I want to say" [REFRAIN:] I may take a walk with Dolly I may smile at pretty May I may have a talk with Molly Or with Polly, or even Fay I may flirt with charming Carrie As another boy would do But before I go and marry I will have a talk with you [2nd VERSE:] "When I noticed something sweet in Molly That's the time I loved your baby smile When I saw how cute and neat was Dolly I liked your style Fellows raved to me about a prize, dear Meaning Carrie's pretty eyes of blue So I went and gazed into her eyes, dear That's the day I fell in love with you