[1st VERSE:] Look at the crowd up the avenue Oh, don't you know where they're going to? They're on their merry way To turn night into day Dressed in their best, they're a happy mob Soon, to a tune, they'll be on the job If you care to join them Just hurry along [REFRAIN:] Follow the crowd, follow the crowd Come with me, you're going to be so proud Don't stay behind, go where you'll find Thousands of dreamy Tango dancers Come, my honey, come! The drummer's drum Will make things hum! The whole night long We'll dance away the blues Take an extra pair of shoes! Come, come, come, come and follow the crowd [2nd VERSE:] You'll hear a jew'l of an orchestra! Best of the rest in America! Each syncopated beat Just goes right to your feet Heirs, millionaires, all the best of them Glide side by side with the rest of them They'll be glad to meet you Just hurry along
[1st VERSE:] Honey, cuddle near! Come on over here Pick a fuss with me Pick a fuss with me! There's a reason, my dear Try and make me cross Act just like a boss! Pick a fuss with me Pick a fuss with me My honey, because [REFRAIN:] I love to quarrel with you Making up is so nice I love to make you cry To kiss the tears away from your eye I'm wild about you! Can't live without you! That's just the reason why I tease you I love to hear myself saying "I didn't mean it I didn't mean it!" When I've had a quarrel with you [2nd VERSE:] Honey, ain't it nice To be cold as ice? To be cold and then To get warm again Gee, it's nicer than nice! Say that I'm to blame I will say the same Let's get mad and then Let's make up again It's all in the game
[1st VERSE:] Happy, I'm so happy I could throw myself away Some peculiar something Keeps my heart a-jumping Both night and day Say! Stupid Mister Cupid Went and pierced me thro' the heart I've been fascinated Simply captivated Captured from the start [REFRAIN:] It isn't what he said But the way he said it Made me fall He spoke of wedding bells Until it seem'd the knot was tied He described an automobile And it was just as good as taking a ride The way he spoke of love Set my heart a-bouncing like a ball He told me of a kiss last week So natural, I could feel it on my cheek It isn't what he said But after he said it I had to love him, that's all [2nd VERSE:] Clever, he's so clever You could never understand Ev'ry word they carry In the dictionary Is at his command And! Peaches are his speeches They're the finest in the land He'll describe a jewel In a way that you will Feel it on your hand
[1st VERSE:] Farmer Brown came to town Started to take in the sights Cabarets, swell cafes Took up most of his nights After seven days or so After seeing ev'ry show After meeting May and Flo Farmer Brown remarked [REFRAIN:] I love the cows and chickens But this is the life, this is the life! I love to raise the dickens! While I'm Cabareting Where the band is playing I love the homemade cider But I'd rather have wine No more picking berries Me for cocktail cherries! This is the life, this is the life, this is the life for mine [2nd VERSE:] Missus Brown, out of town Wrote to her husband and said "Please come home, I'm alone!" When her letter, he read Farmer Brown took off his coat Sat right down and then he wrote To his wife a little note This is what he said:
[1st VERSE:] For ev'ry care there's an angel Who makes the care seem small For ev'ry pray'r there's an answer For One Who answers all [REFRAIN:] The flowers pray'd for sunshine So God gave the flowers the Sun The birds pray'd to be merry So God gave a song to each one The trees pray'd for the Springtime So God gave the Spring to each tree My lonely heart pray'd for someone So God gave you to me [2nd VERSE:] For ev'ry heart there is gladness When eyes are wet with tears For ev'ry care there's an answer From One Who always hears
[1st VERSE:] Mary Snow had a beau Who was bashful and shy She simply couldn't make the boy propose No matter how she'd try Mary grew tired of waiting So she called her beau one side While he stood there biting his fingernails Mary cried: [REFRAIN:] If you don't want my peaches You'd better stop shaking my tree Let me say that you're mighty slow You're as cold as an Eskimo There's a thousand others waiting Waiting to propose to me So, if you don't want my peaches You'd better stop shaking my tree [2nd VERSE:] Mary's Pa and her Ma Soon came into the room They took a look at Mary's beau and cried "You ought to be a groom Of course, it's none of our bus'ness But she'd make a lovely bride" He just answered "I'll think it over" but Mary cried:
[1st VERSE:] I never envied the rich millionaires I never wanted to have what was theirs I never bother about their affairs As the others do All that I want is a chance to be glad I've grown so tired of being so sad There's only one thing I wish that I had That's you, just you [REFRAIN:] If I had you To just be around when I'm blue A "Four by Two" would be like a mansion on Fifth Avenue I wouldn't change places with Carnegie! And that goes for Rock'feller too! They could keep all their troubles and "Automobubbles" If I had you [2nd VERSE:] I never envied those rich millionaires Who sit around in their silk-covered chairs Any old sofa with someone who cares It would more than do Just you and me and I'd want nothing more Maybe a baby to play on the floor I'd have a whole lot to be thankful for If I had you
[1st VERSE:] I had girls by the score Yes, a hundred or more Each one as nice as could be It was hard to decide Which I'd want for my bride They all looked lovely to me While I was trying to choose one I met a wonderful girl She came tripping along Like a beautiful song Setting my brain in a whirl [REFRAIN:] I was growing very fond of Molly When along came Ruth, along came Ruth I thought an awful lot of Dolly When Ruth came along My head began to "Merry-go-round" I almost married Polly I was making love to May When along came Ruth And to tell the truth She stole my heart away [2nd VERSE:] There's a right little girl With the right little curl For ev'ry right little boy When she comes, you'll forget All the others you've met Sorrow will turn into joy She doesn't have to be pretty She doesn't have to be wise When she comes you will find Tho' they say love is blind She'll make you open your eyes
[1st VERSE:] They're gettin' ready They're gettin' ready We've had a row and now they're going to war They've got their orders To sail the waters With heavy heart they start for a foreign shore They're not excited They're just delighted To go and shake them, make them stand up and roar Like they never did before [REFRAIN:] They're on their way to Mexico Just see those Yankee fighters, foe exciters Gettin' ready to go They're on their way to win the day Just take a look at those Yankee brothers Waving to their grey hair'd mothers Goodbye, they're leaving Goodbye, stop grieving Don't cry, they're glad to go They'll make them run like a herd of cattle They'll know they've had some battle Way down in Mexico [2nd VERSE:] Come over near them Come on and cheer them They've got a right to fight this battle because They've been invited To go and fight it And so they're in to win and they'll never pause Until they take 'em And then they'll make 'em With head erect, respect America's laws Give three cheers for them because
["Words by Grant Clarke and Irving Berlin, Music by Irving Berlin"] [1st VERSE:] I've got an uncle by the name of Jerry He's got a farm, a great big farm Two thousand acres of the very, very Best land in the whole United States He's got a reputation in the village Known as a dude, a gosh darn dude He would never do in New York City But in his home town [REFRAIN:] He's a devil, he's a devil He's a devil in his own home town On the level, on the level He's as funny as a clown He spends a five cent piece, thinks nothing of it His pants all creased, red vest above it And when it comes to women, oh! oh! oh! oh! He's a devil, he's a devil Telling stories in a groc'ry store On the level, on the level Has 'em rolling on the floor Down at the fair with all the other heckers He received first prize for playing checkers And he cheated Can you beat it? He's a devil in his own home town [2nd VERSE:] He's got an overcoat that's fine and furry Gold-headed cane that came from Spain They've even got him saying "I should worry" Just like all the sporty city folks You ought to see the way he spends his money He bought a box of hole-proof socks They would never do for New York City But in his home town
[1st VERSE:] You see that vacant house As quiet as a mouse It's chock full of myst'ry Besides, it has a hist'ry The man who occupied That building strangely died No one wants to buy it, because That house is [REFRAIN:] Haunted, haunted Lanky, hanky, panky skeletons go sneakin' around You see that boney, croney I mean that boney skeleton Hiding behind that statue Look out, he's looking at you! Listen! Listen! Tell me can't you hear him whistling That Mysterious Rag so noted He wrote it In that rickety haunted house [2nd VERSE:] I often have been told That there's a bag of gold In the house that's haunted I'm poor, but I don't want it The doors are open wide But no one steps inside No one needs the money, because That house is
[1st VERSE:] Johnny took Geraldine out one night to show her a wonderful time When they sat down in a Cabaret, he bought two cigars for a dime "Bring us a couple of sodas" Johnny cried when the waiter drew near After an hour Miss Geraldine whispered in Johnny's ear [REFRAIN:] If that's your idea of a wonderful time Take me home, take me home I want you to know that I'm choking From that five cent cigar that you're smoking You came out with a one dollar bill You've got eighty cents left of it still If that's your idea of a wonderful time Take me home [2nd VERSE:] Johnny looked foolish and said "My dear, the evening has only begun I'll take you down to a picture show where we'll have a barrel of fun I know the fellow who owns the place, I'll ask him to pass us inside" Geraldine looked into Johnny's face, shaking her head, she cried
[1st VERSE:] I was born in Michigan And I wish and wish again That I was back in the town where I was born There's a farm in Michigan And I'd like to fish again In the river that flows beside the fields of waving corn A lonesome soul am I Here's the reason why: [REFRAIN:] I want to go back I want to go back I want to go back to the farm Far away from harm With a milk pail on my arm I miss the rooster The one who useter Wake me up at four A.M. I think your great big city's very pretty, nevertheless I want to be there I want to see there A certain someone full of charm That's why I wish again That I was in Michigan Down on the farm [2nd VERSE:] You can keep your cabarets Where they turn nights into days I'd rather be where they go to bed at nine I've been gone for seven weeks And I've lost my rosy cheeks That's the reason I'd rather have the country life for mine My thoughts are far away That's just why I say:
[1st VERSE:] See those sweethearts They've just been married, they'll be leaving soon They're getting ready to begin a lifelong honeymoon See the old folks crowding around them Gladness fills the room Just hear the bride's old mother Whispering to the groom [REFRAIN:] Treat her like a baby, for she's only a baby When you take her with you, lad You are taking all we had I know she'll be a comfort to you like she's always been to me So do be kind and keep unhappiness away And when you find her golden hair is turning gray Continue to treat her like a baby [2nd VERSE:] See those sweethearts Rocking a cradle with a baby boy After a year of wedded bliss, he came to bring them joy Listen to them planning his future Hear his father say "I picture some girl's mother Saying to him someday" [double version:] I would like to marry you, honey -You don't mean it, dear Honest and truly, won't you have me? -You won't do, I fear I've saved up a bundle of money -Love you cannot buy How can I make you love me? -Dear, would you like to try? Yes -Treat me like a baby You'll grow tired of it maybe -Baby names just set me wild I think you're a spoiled child -At night when I grow tired and weary I'll hold you on my knee -And while I sleep I'll keep the "boogie-man" away -I'll never weep And when your hair is turning gray -Continue to treat me Like a baby
[1st VERSE:] Down in Alabama where the cotton grows Lives a funny fellow by the name of Mose He hasn't anybody he can pick upon So he picks on a grand piano Morning, noon and night you'll find him picking rags I don't mean the kind of rags they put in bags He doesn't own a junk shop Just the same [REFRAIN:] He's a rag picker, a rag picker All the livelong day He bangs upon the piano keys In search of raggy melodies All day he's at the ivories And while he dozes, he composes Mister Moses makes an ordinary ditty sound so pretty Like nobody can Most any time of the day You'll find him picking away He's a rag picker, a rag picker A ragtime picking man [2nd VERSE:] Moses' father told me that upon the morn When his little piano playing boy was born They didn't have a cradle they could put him in So he slept on the grand piano In a week they found him there upon his knees Chewing on the highly polished piano keys That very day his father Loudly cried
[1st VERSE:] It doesn't take a lot to make me happy I'm easily satisfied I never cared for grand affairs Where ev'rybody puts on airs I wouldn't pay a lot to own a mansion It wouldn't be worth the price Come and hear of my idea of Paradise [REFRAIN:] A little moonlight upon a June night A little bench beneath a tree One little squeeze of the hand A squeeze in return, meaning, I understand A sigh of "Oh sir, come over closer" A little kissing, oh, so nice And then a goodbye, dear That's my idea of Paradise [2nd VERSE:] I never doubted anyone who told me That Heaven is up above Still, I would wager all I'm worth That there's a Heaven here on earth The gates of Paradise are ever open Just listen to my advice Any lover can discover Paradise
[1st VERSE:] Honey, I've been thinking About the cozy little flat The one we'll soon be looking at To furnish up with this and that Honey, I can picture The happy smile upon your face When we both get started Furnishing up the place My dearie [REFRAIN:] I'll hang the picture on the wall You'll hold the chair so I don't fall My honey While I lay the carpet in the dining room You'll be busy with a broom I'll place the dishes on the shelf You'll change them, dear, to suit yourself When ev'rything is furnished there We'll cuddle in the morris chair We'll be such a happy pair Furnishing a home for two [2nd VERSE:] You'll do all the shopping 'Twill help you pass the time away That's how you'll spend most of the day Including all my hard-earned pay We will have a parrot So when I have to go away You will think I'm near you I'll teach the bird to say "I love you"
[1st VERSE:] Down below Down Below Sat the devil talking to his son Who wanted to go Up above Up above He cried, "It's getting too warm for me down here and so I'm going up on Earth where I can have a little fun The Devil simply shook his head and answered his son [REFRAIN:] Stay down here where you belong The folks who live above you don't know right from wrong To please their kings they've all gone out to war And not a one of them knows what he's fighting for 'Way up above they say that I'm a Devil and I'm bad Kings up there are bigger devils than your dad They're breaking the hearts of mothers Making butchers out of brothers You'll find more hell up there than there is down below [2nd VERSE:] "Kings up there They don't care For the mothers who must stay at home Their sorrows to bear Stay at home Don't you roam Although it's warm down below, you'll find it's warmer up there If e'er you went up there, my son, I know you'd be surprised You'd find a lot of people are not civilized"
[VERSE:] Brothers and sisters, misters and misses Good people one in song Come on down and jine the congregation at the old town hall Johnson the speaker, he was the speaker Come hear what he will say Don't be slow, come let's go This is revival day [REFRAIN:] Come and hear the congregation shouting "Hallelujah, Hallelujah" If you've misbehaved Come, sinners and you'll all be saved Raise your voices up to heaven shouting "Hallelujah, Hallelujah" Don't forget to bring your Bible You won't regret, you know you're liable To have your sins forgiven in that revival day
[1st VERSE:] I got da husband he's so lazy Sleep all da time and he make me crazy Seven o'clock he's still in bed, dead Good-a-ness me but he make-a me sore-a Like-a da cannon he make da snore-a Every morning, I Got to wake him up and cry [REFRAIN:] Hey, wop It's seven o'clock, get up Sleep-a no more, sleep-a no more You wake-a da kids when you make-a da snore Hey, wop Go to the barbershop Take-a da razor and make-a da skip Shave-a da face and collect-a da tip What's dat? You want your breakfast brought in da bed Shut up, wop I think you got the swell-a da head You can sleep just as much as you like when you're dead It's seven o'clock, get up [2nd VERSE:] While I get up and put on my clothes-a He sing an opera through his nose-a All-a da kids they holler "Pop, shut up" When he begin to make da snore-a All-a da neighbors who live next door-a Holler, "Holy Mose! Put a clothes pin on his nose"