[1st VERSE:] I'm in love like a dove Got no time to work-a with da pick and shov' Feel so gay that I say If I die tomorrow, honest boss I feel no sorrow 'Cause I feel so fine all the time Got-a such-a feeling like da champagne wine Since I met-a my sweet Annette-a much love I get-a for mine [REFRAIN:] My gal, she's-a got-a such-a figure So big, maybe it's a little bigger Small feet just-a like-a Japaneese-a Big waist, it take me seven days to squeeze 'er My gal, she's a dream-a, peach-a, cream-a Sweet to beat the band and When you see a miss who got-a shape-a like-a diss Dat's-a my gal [2nd VERSE:] My gal's pop he's nice wop He's-a got-a much-a swell-a barber shop Once he said when we wed If the business is rotten he's a shave-a me for not'in' And he's got some gal what Manicure my fingers ev'ry day for not' Feel so glad that I can't get mad and I feel yet better than that
[1st VERSE:] Honey, I'm sinkin' fast Soon I will breathe my last Fever is very high Doctor said I will die 'Fore I take my long, long rest Grant me, dear, one request 'Member that afternoon We heard that dreamy tune When you remarked to me Who wrote that melody That's the air I want to share before I die [REFRAIN:] Honey dear, I must be going I fear I feel the finish is near Please bring your cello in here While I see just play the sweet melody And honey, call it for me "That Dying Rag" [2nd VERSE:] Honey, don't hesitate Soon it will be too late Heavenly gates I see St. Peter's calling me Thank the Lord I'm gwine to go Up above, not below Right on my tombstone, dear Put this inscription clear "Buried without disgrace Died with a smiling face" Honey say I passed away without a care
[1st VERSE:] Oh, ma honey Oh, ma honey Better hurry and let's meander Ain't you goin' Ain't you goin' To the leaderman, ragged meter man? Oh, ma honey Oh, ma honey Let me take you to Alexander's grandstand, brass band Ain't you comin' along? [REFRAIN:] Come on and hear Come on and hear Alexander's ragtime band Come on and hear Come on and hear It's the best band in the land They can play a bugle call like you never heard before So natural that you want to go to war That's just the bestest band what am, honey lamb Come on along Come on along Let me take you by the hand Up to the man Up to the man Who's the leader of the band And if you care to hear the Swanee River played in ragtime Come on and hear Come on and hear Alexander's ragtime band [2nd VERSE:] Oh, ma honey Oh, ma honey There's a fiddle with notes that screeches Like a chicken Like a chicken And the clarinet is a colored pet Come and listen Come and listen To a classical band what's peaches Come now, somehow Better hurry along [alternate line:] So natural that you want to hear some more
[1st VERSE:] I'm writing her a letter To Virginia where I met her And believe me I'll feel better When she knows I'm coming home My heart will cease it's aching If God grants tomorrow's waking A train I will be taking to my own Let me hear a Southern tune For I'm going back to Virginia soon [REFRAIN:] Virginia Lou I'm coming home to you Because I'm lonesome and blue All through and through Southern jokes and Southern folks Are good enough for me too If they're for you If I remain I'll go insane I'm waiting now to bless the train That carries me back to old Virginia Lou, Lou I'm coming home to you Virginia Lou [2nd VERSE:] If Southern blood flows in yer Take a map of old Virginia Look 'er over and then kin yer Help but say that none compare The map is bound to find yer Weeping tears of joy that blind yer If you left one behind yer, waiting there Pretty gals there's quite a few But there's only one Virginia Lou
[1st VERSE:] I feel blue, lonesome too Just because I'm all alone I confess lonesomeness Seems to be the only friend I own No one cares to hear my woes Friendless like a faded rose I'm unhappy, goodness knows When I'm all alone [REFRAIN:] When I'm alone I'm lonesome When I'm alone I'm blue Someone kindly listen to my sympathy plea Ev'ry other girl and brother Has a pal just like a mother Whom they can tell their troubles Whom they can call their own Won't somebody kindly hear me Linger near me, come and cheer me I'm lonesome when alone [2nd VERSE:] One O, O, now you know That's the number of my phone Five, six, eight on the gate Now you know the number of my home Father tries to make me glad When he thinks I'm feeling sad But there's things you can't tell Dad When you're all alone
[1st VERSE:] Down in a sunny jungle town Where the monkeys run around Lived a crazy little monkey who loved to sing A chimpanzee in a cocoanutty tree Heard his nutty melody, she Fell in love with his singing From the branches a-clinging She'd pitch her voice in a monkey key And yell with all her might [REFRAIN:] Sing that monkey tune You monkey loon Don't dare to stop, hurry up, hurry up I want to hear that strain so queer Because I'm crazy about that monkey tune [2nd VERSE:] She kept a-shouting from the tree For his nutty melody Till the crazy little monkey looked up and said "I want to spoon 'neath the monkey honey moon To the nutty wedding tune, soon" Mister and Missus Monkey Pitched their voices in one key And now they can't get a wink of sleep The baby yells all night
[1st VERSE:] Broadway, Broadway, I've a message from a friend across the foam From someone who loves you dearly Tho' he's miles away from home Kind applause is not his cause Because I know he loves you true I'll feel better when I read his letter Here's the words he wrote to you: [REFRAIN:] I beg your pardon, dear old Broadway For list'ning to a foreign song I thought I'd find a street with which you could compete I only found that I was wrong My hat's aloft to you, old Broadway You're in a class alone today And if I thought for a minute that the others were in it Won't you pardon me, Broadway? [2nd VERSE:] Broadway, I too said goodbye to all the sights across the sea Joy! once more for soon I saw The Statue of Old Liberty! Hand in air, she greets you there To drive away all care and pain Joy smiles at you, while the great big statue Seems to say, "Never again!"
[1st VERSE:] Alexander Johnson had a music ear He could whistle any tune he'd ever hear Couldn't sing or hum, he was good as dumb When it came to singing, but you bet he could whistle some Liza heard him whistling a ragtime air "Me for you," she whispered to him then and there Now he can't decline, be it rain or shine Liza keeps a-shouting all the time [REFRAIN:] Honey, whistle that whistling rag [whistle] Fill your lungs with that whistling drag Blessings upon the fairy who revealed my black canary Honey, I can't reply, just 'cause my lips are dry So, honey, whistle that whistling rag [whistle] That's the whistling rag [2nd VERSE:] Alexander whistled till he caught a cold Pretty soon the fever got a stranglehold Doctor shook his head, looked at him and said "Cut the whistle out," the doctor shouted, "And stay in bed" Liza heard the doctor and began to shout "Doctor, if you're goin' to cut the whistle out Won't you kindly wait e'er it's too late? Let me say before you operate"
[1st VERSE:] One fine day on Broadway Simple Sally Brown Met a trav'ling salesman who was trav'ling around "Howdy do, how are you? Let's go see the town" Sally answered, "What a pity I would like to but the city Folks would talk, they would talk, you know that they can But I'd like to know you better, Mister Trav'ling Man [REFRAIN:] When you're in town, in my home town Look me up, look me up I'll be happy to see you When you're passing my way, drop in and stay If you'll come, you're welcome as flowers in May And you can hang your samples on a sour apple tree And I'll see that no one's around For I'd much rather walk where the neighbors don't talk When in town call around, goodbye [2nd VERSE:] Sally Brown settled down Wed her trav'ling man He said, "Dearie, I'll be home as much as I can" Trav'ling men, now and then Get a telegram Their employer sends a wire "Go and see a certain buyer" Looking 'round, Sally found in her hubby's coat Seven diff'rent notes that seven diff'rent females wrote
[1st VERSE:] Abie Bloom loved Miss Rosie Cohen Abie as a bus'ness man was in a class alone Rosie's family were satisfied Abie owned a clothing store, a bus'ness man Ev'ry month Rosie's father Mose Walked in Abie's clothing store and took a suit of clothes One day Abie drew Rosie near And whispered these words in her ear: [REFRAIN:] Bus'ness is bus'ness, Miss Rosie Cohen I've got to pay for ev'rything I own Seven suits of clothes your father took out from my store All he says is "Charge it to my future son-in-law" Tell your expensive father C.O.D. Don't mean, "Come on down to my store" For Ev'ry little dollar carries int'rest all it's own Bus'ness is bus'ness, Rosie Cohen! [2nd VERSE:] Abie said, "Listen Rosie dear Ev'ry month a suit means just a dozen suits a year Seven years and then your father Mose He will have enough to start a clothing store Then again, father is no fool He can tell a cotton suit from one that's made of wool Since I fell in love with you Rose Your father is so hard on clothes
["Words and music by Vincent Bryan, Irving Berlin and Ted Snyder"] [1st VERSE:] Why do they rave about beautiful France Where the wine flows and the maidens entrance Why go to Berlin, Vienna or Rome We can enjoy all their joys here at home In old New York up at Long Acre Square Turn 'round the corner, you'll find yourself there Millions of miles from all trouble and care Two doors from Heaven the Folies Bergere [REFRAIN:] Down, down, down, down, down to the Folies Bergere Order a Taxi, a cab or a car Go where the girlies sing oo la, la Girls, boys, joys, noise, laughter and music all there Ask me where? Where? Where? Down to the Folies Bergere [2nd VERSE:] Why do they sing of the Rathskeller's joys Who go to places just meant for the boys We'll get the girls and we'll bring them along Down to the folies, they'll see nothing wrong Bring down your sweetheart and give her a seat If your wife's there get a gallery seat Then if your wife and your sweetheart should meet Thirty-two exits lead out to the street
["Words and music by Vincent Bryan, Irving Berlin and Ted Snyder"] [1st VERSE:] Love, never dying, love, ever sighing Love, undenying love Love, ever yearning, love, ever burning Sweet fire from above Love's mighty flame to my lonely heart came 'Tis a flame that will burn there forever evermore Heaven above never knew greater love Than the dear Spanish love I adore [REFRAIN:] Spanish love Love that burns while it's chilling me Thro' and thro' it is thrilling me I would die for you willingly Spanish love With it's fire is instilling me Flames of passion are filling me Burning love that is killing me [2nd VERSE:] Dear one that I love, you shall be my love Through all eternity Time cannot change me, naught can estrange me My king you'll ever be Make me your own, let my heart be your throne You will reign there alone, dear, forever and for aye While time endures all my soul shall be yours As I bow to your love's mighty sway
[1st VERSE:] So you want me to say that I love you In the words of a storybook man Little girl, what you ask Is indeed quite a task Playing hero is more than I can I'm a stranger with flowery speeches As a poet I never could learn All that I ask of you is to love me This is all I can say in return [REFRAIN:] I'll make ev'ry Monday a Sunday I'll cover a wrong with a right I'll still wear a smile in the morning The smile that I wore last night I'll stick when the sunshine has vanish'd And darkness is all that remains I'll hold an umbrella up over your head When it rains, sweetheart, when it rains [2nd VERSE:] If I said that you looked like a princess Or a queen, I'd be telling you lies 'Cause I never have seen Any princess or queen Still I don't think I've cheated my eyes All the words Mister Webster made famous With "I love you" they never could start If the speaker is dead on the level And the words come from down in his heart
["Words and music by Edgar Leslie and Irving Berlin"] [1st VERSE:] I met Henry at a swell affair Mother heard he was a millionaire I told him that he may call some night He seemed pleased and then replied, "All right!" Sunday, Henry thought he'd look us up Dropped in while the folks were having sup Henry felt embarrassed for he thought I'd be alone So my mother called me over and said in a whispered tone: [REFRAIN:] Put out your little sister Millie Put out your little brother Willie Tell Aunt Marie to be going on her way Don't forget to say: "Call another day!" Put father wise to put out Molly Tell him to put her on a trolley You may have some fun, put out ev'ry one But don't put out the light [2nd VERSE:] Soon I had the parlor to myself Placed the lamp upon the mantelshelf Then he got as loving as could be Asked if I would sit upon his knee After spooning for an hour or more He said, "Dear, my eyes are getting sore Doctor said the light is detrimental to my eyes" Now I would have done it gladly had my mother not advised:
[1st VERSE:] Mike O'Toole, on a stool Sat one Sunday morning fair Molly O, pure as snow Happened to be passing there She smiled and said, "I see you're all alone" Listen to some blarney Michael brought from home "Maiden sweet, half my seat You can have, sweet Molly O Faith I'm glad that your dad Wed your mother years ago They never thought their girl and Mike O'Toole Would sit and talk upon the same old stool [REFRAIN:] Molly O, oh, Molly, I adore you And I've got the spot, a regular house and lot There's a great big future, dear, before you I hate to be talking about myself But when it comes to being father I'm as gentle as could be You don't say no, so now is me time to go Consider yourself engaged to me Good morning, Molly [2nd VERSE:] Molly sighed, then she cried "Don't you think you'd rather stay?" Michael winked, said, "I think This will be a lovely day" They sat for hours on the same old stool Spooning like the teacher never taught at school Michael read from his head Seven chapters of a book Ev'ry line meant a fine Irish kiss that Michael took At three A.M. beneath the smiling moon The milkman heard him sing the same old tune
[1st VERSE:] I no rave about Italy I no talk about my country Any place is the same to me Just so long I got enough to eat But I'd like-a to tell you dis I'm-a kiss-a da plenty miss But of all-a da sweet-a kiss There's-a one got the world-a beat [1st REFRAIN:] When you kiss an Italian gal, boss Oh! you feel-a Well, I don't know how to tell-a But you get so excite You go home that night And put your left-a shoe upon the foot what is right Let an Italian gal, boss Kiss-a you upon the cheek And you won't wash your face for a long-a time 'Cause it feel-a so swell When you kiss an Italian gal [2nd VERSE:] My sweetheart-a look like a freak Got a face-a just like next week But the minute I kiss the cheek Right away she look like Anna Hel' Married men, if you got da strife You can lead-a da happy life Ev'ry time that you kiss your wife Think of an Italian-a gal [2nd REFRAIN:] When you kiss an Italian gal, boss Oh! you feel-a Well, I don't know how to tell-a But before much-a long You feel-a so strong You go and choke da monk until he sing-a da song Let an Italian gal, boss Kiss-a you upon the cheek And you won't wash your face for a long-a time 'Cause it feel-a so swell When you kiss an Italian gal
[Words and music by Irving Berlin and Vincent Bryan] [1st VERSE:] Down below the Dixie line in Alabam' Lived a lovin' piano player, Ephraham 'Cause he never took a lesson He had ev'rybody guessin' How he played with such a lovin' tone Any old piano that he could annoy Ephraham would call an instrument of joy When it came to make a piano Cry out in a fancy manner Ephraham was in a class alone [REFRAIN:] Ephraham played upon the piano Ephraham, he had a great left hand Ephraham in his fancy manner Made an upright sound like a "Baby Grand" [2nd VERSE:] Any kind of music he could understand Still he didn't play by ear, he played by hand When he started fishin' For the tune that you'd been wishin' Ev'ry other good musician stepped aside Ephraham was never known to lose his head I remember once a certain lady said "Can you play a fiddle, Mister?" He looked up and answered, "Sister I don't know because I never tried"
[1st VERSE:] Dearest, the day that I gazed in your eyes That was the day that Cupid came Some joyous feeling makes me realize My heart is wrapped up in a flame And you're piling coal of love, honey mine On my burning heart all the time Worried, unhappy I'm going about Fearing you'll put this fire out [REFRAIN:] You've built a fire down in my heart Dearest, it's burning higher than any house on fire Just like a live, live wire, right from the start Oh, my pretty heart's desire, you have built a fire Down in my heart [2nd VERSE:] Dearest, I promise this fire will burn Burn on until the end of time All that I ask of you dear in return Is lots of fuel, honey mine And if e'er a spark of love should depart From this fire down in my heart Honey, I hope the spark travels to you And sets your heart on fire too
[Words and music by Irving Berlin and Vincent Bryan] [1st VERSE:] A great big tree grows near our house It's been there quite some time This tree's a slipp'ry elm tree and very hard to climb But when my wife starts after me, up in that tree I roost I go up like a healthy squirrel and never need no boost The other day a woodman came to chop the refuge down And carve it into kindling wood, to peddle 'round the town I says to him, "I pray thee cease, desist, refrain and stop Lay down that razor, man, chop not a single chop" [REFRAIN:] Woodman, woodman, spare that tree Touch not a single bough For years it has protected me And I'll protect it now Chop down an oak, a birch or pine But not this slipp'ry elm of mine It's the only tree that my wife can't climb So spare that tree [2nd VERSE:] I said to him, "You see that hole Up near that old treetop I've got five dollars there, that's yours, if you refrain to chop No beast but me can climb that tree, 'cause it's too slippery I can't get up myself, unless my wife is after me So get my wife and I'll call her a very naughty word And then you'll see me give an imitation of a bird You may not know just where to go, when my wife gets around But when she comes, remember this, if I'm not on the ground"
[1st VERSE:] The other day, a pretty little maid Dressed in her Sunday clothes All alone went strolling up the avenue Fellows looked as fellows do A certain fellow stopped her as he said "I beg your pardon, miss I've been watching you for an hour or two And I've got to tell you this [REFRAIN:] Run home and tell your mother Your father and your brother That they better keep their eyes on you Don't forget, you're nothing but a pet And all the boys are saying that they'll get you yet If you don't watch out, some fellow will be stealing you As fellows often do Run home and tell your mother Your father and your brother That they better keep their eyes on you [2nd VERSE:] The maiden said, "How dare you dare you talk to me I'll call an officer" Pretty soon an officer was by her side "He insulted me," she cried The fellow started running down the street And pretty soon he fled While the fellow ran, mister policeman Turned unto the maid and said
[1st VERSE:] Before you get married your sweetheart is your sweetheart to the dot But after you marry, your sweetheart, girls Becomes your sweetheart not Of course there are many exceptions To most ev'ry rule, but then In this very case, any time, any place Eleven times out of ten [REFRAIN:] After the honeymoo-oon After the honeymoon I'll wager my life there are millions of men Who wish that their wives were their sweethearts again After it's Mister and Missus There's often a year between kisses A sweet wedding cake only gives you an ache After the honeymoon [2nd VERSE:] Before your engagement you want your love to stand and stand around But after the wedding, it changes to "For goodness sake sit down!" You want who you want in the summer You get who you want that fall But after you've got who you wanted, it's not The one whom you wanted at all
[1st VERSE:] Did you hear it? Were you near it? If you weren't then you've yet to fear it Once you've met it you'll regret it Just because you never will forget it If you ever wake up from your dreaming A-scheming, eyes gleaming Then if suddenly you take a screaming fit That's it! [REFRAIN:] That mysterious ra-ag While awake or while you're a-slumbering You're saying, keep playing That mysterious dra-ag Are you listenin'? Are you listenin'? Look! Look! You're whistlin' That mysterious ra-ag Sneaky, freaky ever melodious, mysterious rag [2nd VERSE:] Any minute they begin it E'er you know what you're about, you're in it Then a feeling, most appealing Comes a-stealing, sets your brain a-reeling When it's too late and ev'ryone is yawning Good morning, day dawning Then if suddenly you hear a warning shout Look out!
[1st VERSE:] Jonesy with a frown was telling Mister Brown "Old pal, I'm just as sick as I can be Most ev'rything I've done, the doctors ev'ry one In vain have tried to find a cure for me They doctor me until I almost faint They help'd me not for this is my complaint [1st REFRAIN:] One o'clock in the morning I get lonesome One o'clock in the morning I get blue But my wife and family won't stay up with me So I've got to leave the house and hunt for company Going in and out the diff'rent places Places where they've thrown away the key I just hunt until I'm wild For a woman, man or child Who is troubled with the same complaint as me [2nd VERSE:] Many doctors thought an operation ought To be the very thing without a doubt They ether'd him, the fools, then went to get their tools Came back at one to cut his lonesome out They found a dozen nurses by his side They ask'd him to explain and he replied [2nd REFRAIN:] One o'clock in the morning I get lonesome One o'clock in the morning I get blue All the ether 'neath the sun, ether by the ton Couldn't keep me sleeping when the clock is striking one So you'll have to wait until tomorrow Soon I'll be as busy as a bee For I've got an awful hunch There's a nurse among the bunch Who is troubled with the same complaint as me
["By E. Ray Goetz and A. Baldwin Sloane" with lyrics and music by an uncredited Irving Berlin] [1st VERSE:] I'm in love with you but I'll admit I've told the same tale o'er To a lot of girls but I'll admit, 'twas never meant before Like ev'ry boy, I've loved a few, 'tis true But never with a love I feel for you So I think for future happiness My past I should confess [REFRAIN:] There's a girl in Havana There's a girl in Savannah I've wooed a few sweet girlies who I promised to be true to But then I never knew, dear That I'd ever meet you, dear So let's forget the girls I met Before I met you [2nd VERSE:] If a fellow says he loves you and he's never said the same To another girl, if you believe him, you're the one to blame When love is true each thought you would confide When love is true there's naught that you could hide So to prove my love is not amiss Is why I tell you this
[Words and music by E. Ray Goetz and Irving Berlin] [Introduced by female impersonator Julian Eltinge] [1st VERSE:] Mother often said to me, "Someday a beauty fair You may, or may not grow to be, in any case beware Beside a fellow's side, a gown your faults will always hide But not beside a fellow's side, beside the ocean side He's there when you go in without a doubt He's liable to be gone when you come out [REFRAIN:] Don't take your beau to the seashore When bathing, don't take your beau to the shore For bathing suits reveal what petticoats conceal And if there's a slight defection You will never stand inspection When you go down to the seashore Take my advice and you won't go wrong Girls, when you go, if you've nothing to show Don't take your beau along [2nd VERSE:] Mother knew a thing or two, she told me father dear Had never seen her bathing, that's the reason I am here An ankle should be covered good until the show'r of rice And even then it's none too safe to show it more than twice Although we know that love is blind, be wise! A bathing suit may open up his eyes
[1st VERSE:] Did you ever fall in love with a bonehead A stoneheaded man A man who doesn't know that the lights a-burning low Mean he should be most loveable That's the very kind of a man I'm in love with A dove with no heart When he should hug, snug like a bug within a rug That's the time he wants to part [REFRAIN:] Dog gone that chilly man of mine Overboard I'd shove him Just because he made me love him Dog gone that chilly man of mine He's as cold a lover as the pole that Cook discovered Dog gone that icy man of mine With a heart just like a fan For when I'm all fussed up for an ever lovin' spoon He's out in the garden making faces at the moon And I sigh and I cry Dog gone that chilly man [2nd VERSE:] When your heart is jumping up to your collar You holler for love And that's the time a man should be doing all he can To love his gal most beautiful When I ask him for a kiss on his call-days He'd always refuse What would you think of any man who talks of love While he reads the daily news?
[1st VERSE:] Mister Brown, Mister Brown had a violin Went around, all around with his violin Lawdy, how he play'd it, sway'd it, made it moan so beautiful Anna Lize, Anna Lize heard his violin Roll'd her eyes, roll'd her eyes at his violin Lawdy, how he lov'd her, turtledoved 'er When Anna would cry [REFRAIN:] Fiddle up, fiddle up on your violin Lay right on it, rest your chin upon it Doggone you better begin And play an overture upon your violin Hurry up, hurry up with your violin Make it sooner, don't you stop to tune 'er Fid, fid, fid, fiddle the middle of your ragtime violin [2nd VERSE:] Mister Brown, Mister Brown at a fancy ball Sat around, sat around, sat around the hall Wouldn't take a chance to dance because the band was terrible Anna Lize, Anna Lize hit upon a plan Roll'd her eyes, roll'd her eyes at the leaderman Took his fiddle down to Mister Brown to Just kiss him and cry
[1st VERSE:] Miss Minnie Rosenstein Had such a voice so fine Just like Tetrazzini Any time that Minnie sang a song You'd think of real estate seven blocks long Some song! Young Mister Abie Cohn used to call to her home Just to hear her singing Presents he was bringing Full of bliss! One night young Abie proposed to the Miss Like this! [REFRAIN:] Yiddisha nightingale, sing me a song Your voice has got such sweetness that it makes me strong Yiddisha nightingale, sing me a song I promise that I'll take you on a long honeymoon I'd give a dollar to hear you, my queen I wouldn't give a nickel to hear Tetrazzini Just to hear your cultivated voice good and strong I'd serve a year in jail Yiddisha nightingale Won't you sing me a song? [2nd VERSE:] Then said young Abie Cohn "I'm going to buy a home One that's made of marble Dear, where you can warble harmony And I don't care for expenses you see That's me! I'll go and learn to play on the piano, say You'll sing while I'm playing People will be saying As they pass Some class!"
[Subtitled: "A Song Poem"] A dream so beautiful While in slumberland I seemed To hear the sweetest melody Sweetest melody It seemed that melody Had journeyed year after year Then stopped to rest in my ear Seeming to know it was welcome But soon when I woke again I found that beautiful strain Had left me crying in vain Come back, come back again Seems an angel from above Had sent that melody To remind me of my love That vanished like my melody Like my melody dream
[1st VERSE:] Honey, honey, can't you hear? Funny, funny music, dear Ain't the funny strain Goin' to your brain? Like a bottle of wine, fine Hon', hon', hon', hon' take a chance One, one, one, one little dance Can't you see them all Swaying up the hall Let's be gettin' in line [REFRAIN:] Ev'rybody's doin' it Doin' it, doin' it Ev'rybody's doin' it Doin' it, doin' it See that ragtime couple over there Watch them throw their shoulders in the air Snap their fingers Honey, I declare It's a bear, it's a bear, it's a bear There! Ev'rybody's doin' it Doin' it, doin' it Ev'rybody's doin' it Doin' it, doin' it Ain't that music touching your heart Hear that trombone bustin' apart? Come, come, come, come let us start Ev'rybody's doin' it now [2nd VERSE:] Baby, baby get a stool Maybe, maybe I'm a fool Honey, don't you smile Let us rest a while I'm so weak in the chest, best Go, go, go, go get a chair No, no, no, no leave it there Honey, if the mob Still are on the job I'm as strong as the rest
[1st VERSE:] Listen, honey dear I've been feeling queer I don't know what to do Since I fell in love with you It's true I'm feeling so lonesome and blue too I'll go crazy soon Morning, night and noon I'm just going around With my eyes upon the ground And now, my honey I've found [REFRAIN:] You've got me hypnotized I'm certainly mesmerized I thought I was wise Till I gazed in your beautiful eyes That very day You stole my heart away I'm doing things I shouldn't do Things I wouldn't do Things I couldn't do I could do for you Just because you've got me hypnotized [2nd VERSE:] Honey, just for you If you asked me to Like a baby I'd crawl Ev'ry time I hear you call I'm all Wrapped up in a heavenly shawl, all That I do is fret Till my eyes are wet If my love disappears I would sit and cry for years And weep an ocean of tears
[1st VERSE:] Kindly lend an ear to my appeal I've lost the only man I had You will know just how I feel When I tell you I'm sadder than sad! Ever since he left I'm looking pale And ev'ry day I lose a pound Won't you help me look around Till my ever-lovin' man is found [REFRAIN:] Bring back my lovin' man Bring back my great big bunch of sweetness Bring back them kisses sweet Find 'em! Find 'em! The kisses with the steam behind 'em! Beneath the carpet in my hall I got a little money Take it all! Take it all! If you will bring back To me my ever-lovin' man [2nd VERSE:] All I do is worry, day and night I've lost the roses off my cheek And I've lost my appetite Haven't eaten a thing for a week If you saw the foolish things I do I know you'd stand right up and laugh I've just kiss'd away 'most half Of his ever-lovin' photograph
["By Goetz, Berlin, and Snyder"] [1st VERSE:] Starlight a-twinkling, mandolin tinkling sweet serenade 'Mid convent bells, of love sweetly tells a Mexican maid Longing to go to, longing to know true love's parade As he sings to eyes that dim fairest golden skies [REFRAIN:] Sombrero Land Fair tropic strand Beside the Rio Grande With love my heart command Eyes understand What hearts demand Come, we'll delight some, quite some Bright Sombrero Land [2nd VERSE:] Silently hiding, silently sliding down to his arms Two lips caress, with kisses impress her heart in their charms Thro' gardens groping, they go eloping, silently flee As once more to her, he tenderly hums his plea
[1st VERSE:] Dearie, dearie, linger nigh Hear me, hear me, hear me sigh Since you told me that you love me I've been feeling so fine Some sweet something 'round my heart Has been thumping from the start I just feel like I've been bathing In an ocean of wine [REFRAIN:] Cuddle up, my bunch of joy Cuddle up and hold me, fold me Come and build a nest on my lovin' breast Nestle to your Venus Nothing can come between us Cuddle up, my bunch of joy Cuddle up, caress me, press me Oh, my darling beau I want to show I love you so And if you want to know just how I love you, dear Come and cuddle up now [2nd VERSE:] Peachy, peachy, turtle dove Teach me, teach me how to love Tell me that you're glad you found me Oh, my loveable boy Meet me, greet me with a kiss Sweety, treat me to some bliss Throw your great big arms around me Till I holler for joy
[1st VERSE:] Spooning and crooning they sit Loving it quite a bit Telling lies by the pack See him steal a kiss from the pretty miss Watch him put it back, smack! "Honey, oh, honey, I swear By my hair that I care For nobody but you Can't you tell the way I woo That I love you, love you true?" Then the maiden sings this chorus old But sings it, oh, so new [REFRAIN:] Bring me a ring in the Spring And I'll know that you love me A simple band of gold Just like your father gave your mother in the days of old Say what you may, what you say Doesn't mean that you love me So if you want me to Love you true Bring me a ring in the Spring And I'll know that you love me [2nd VERSE:] "Whispering nothings, my dear In my ear when I'm near Is as sweet as can be But I sit and grieve when you have to leave That's what worries me, see! When I'm just bathing in woe Don't you know that my beau Should be right by my side? Then again I've tried and tried To become a blushing bride If you love me, tie it with a knot That cannot be untied"
[1st VERSE:] Kindly stop that music from playing, "Oh Promise Me" Because it makes me sad, so sad It brings back to my memory Years and years of misery Thoughts of one who promised me A love I thought I had [REFRAIN:] He promised me that someday he would marry me He promised me a beautiful home One down by the sea He promised that he'd pay For the wedding day On the first of May Then he moved away, and all he left Were the promises he promised me [2nd VERSE:] Sealskins, autos, dresses and diamonds he promised me And told me that someday he'd pay My ringless fingers know he's gone All my rings he put in pawn Even took the tickets on The day he moved away
[1st VERSE:] Molly's dad and mother Sister and her brother Went to see an uncle Leaving Molly all alone Molly on her own hook Took the telephone book Soon Miss Central heard this conversation o'er the phone "Now Charlie, dear, I need your company And if you want to prove your love to me [REFRAIN:] Meet me tonight, meet me tonight Bring down your kisses, I'll be there with mine all right We'll start out at seven, spoon until eleven Then we'll start for "Home Sweet Home's" a pretty ditty Meet me tonight, meet me tonight Don't disappoint me, honor bright Love and kisses we'll be pawning Till the yawning, dawning, morning If you meet me tonight [2nd VERSE:] Charlie met Miss Molly They got feeling jolly Talked a while, then walked a mile Then had another talk They grew tired of talking They grew tired of walking Then to make things lively, for a change they took a walk That morning when he left her at the door She whisper'd, "If you'd like to walk some more
["Words and music by E. Ray Goetz and Irving Berlin"] [1st VERSE:] Girlie, cuddle near me Girlie, won't you hear me? I've been feeling blue Ring the final curtain For I'm more than certain I'm in love with you Like my Yankee Father Girlie, I would rather die than prove untrue Fearless, undenying, Yankee never dying Love I bear for you [REFRAIN:] Red, White and Blue, love Real all for you, love All through and through, love Real Yankee Doodle Doo, love Honest and true love I bring to you, love Old Kentucky, Alabama Mississippi, Lou'siana Yankee love [2nd VERSE:] Girlie, flags are waving My poor heart's behaving Like a house on fire Church-bells gayly ringing Mean I'll soon be bringing Home my heart's desire Thoughts of care or sorrow Will be dead tomorrow when you wear my ring Ere the morn arouses From the tops of houses To the world I'll sing
[1st VERSE:] Mabel Brown came to town All dress'd up in her gingham gown And a ribbon in her hair In her eyes a vacant stare Joined a show, wrote her beau Mabel wanted to let him know She was earning, so to speak Twenty dollars a week Her beau came down to New York town To see his Mabel dear The minute that he saw her flat He whispered in her ear [REFRAIN:] How do you do it, Mabel, on twenty dollars a week? Tell us how you are able on twenty dollars a week A fancy flat and a diamond bar Twenty hats and a motor car Go right to it but how do you do it On twenty dollars a week? [2nd VERSE:] Mabel's beau couldn't go Hung around for a week or so Till he'd written on a pad All the things that Mabel had When he'd spent ev'ry cent Right to Mabel he quickly went For a small financial loan Then he started for home Each girl he met down home, you bet He told them all he saw Next day a mob were on the job At Mabel's flat to roar [2nd REFRAIN:] How do you do it, Mabel, on twenty dollars a week? Tell us how you are able on twenty dollars a week We'd like to work in the chorus too Earn our twenty the same as you If we knew it, we'd willingly do it On twenty dollars a week