Track Title:               Rice And Shoes (aka 'Sweetest Girl')

Prime Artist:              Oscar Shaw
Lyrics by:                 Ira Gershwin     (b. Israel Gershvin)
Lyrics by:                 Arthur Francis (pseudonym for Ira Gershwin)

Lyrics by:                 Schuyler Greene
Music by:                  Vincent Youmans
Vocal:                     Fred Santley
From the Show:             Two Little Girls In Blue  1921 (S)

Verse 1

I've met the one and only one.
Heigh ho!  Heigh ho!
Folly at last with you I'm done.
Heigh ho!  Heigh ho!
To me who sampled the peaches,
Wherever wild peaches grew,
My heart this sermon preaches:
"You're through."


Bring on the rice and shoes
And roses from the rambler vine.
Tell ev'ryone the news~
She's promised to be mine!
I see two happy dreamers
With satin streamers
Walk side by side.
I hear the organ playing
As all are saying,
"Here comes the bride."
Bring on her gay bouquet,
And all the frinds of auld lang syne.
Bring on the happy day
With wedding bells divine.
And tell them all the rarest pearl,
The sweetest girl,
In all this great big world
Has promised to be mine.

Verse 2

I know a hundred times or more.
Heigh ho!   Heigh ho!
I've said the same of girls before.
Heigh ho!   Heigh ho!
I told them all I was certain
My love would always endure.
This time I mean it, this time
I'm sure.

Repeat Refrain

Contributed by Carlene Bogle