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I'M AFRAID TO COME HOME IN THE DARK (Egbert Van Alstyne / Harry Williams) Bessy Sheer - 1908 Billy Murray - 1908 Jonesie married Mabel, a wise old owl was he He told his wife he never drank a stronger thing than tea But after honeymooning at night he stayed away And for a week he never got home 'till the break of day At last poor Mabel asked the reason why Said Jones, "I'm goin' to tell the truth or die" Baby dear, listen here I'm afraid to come home in the dark Ev'ry day the pa-pers say a robbery in the park So I sat alone in the Y. M. C. A. Singing just like a lark There's no place like home But I couldn't come home in the dark. That night after dinner, he bade his wife adieu, Said she, "Oh no, its dark and so I'm goin' to go with you" But somehow Jonesy shook her for he was smooth as silk He got home just in time to meet the man that brought the milk His wife stood waiting for him on the stair While Jonesie and the milkman sang this air Baby dear, listen here I'm afraid to come home in the dark Ev'ry day the papers say a robbery in the park So I sat alone in the Y. M. C. A. Singing just like a lark There's no place like home But I couldn't come home in the dark. She kissed him good morning, to see him she was glad, And when she tucked him up in bed says Jones "I guess I'm bad" Next day the same old story he came home just at dawn, But he got sober right away when he found she was gone At noon he heard her slam the garden gate Said she to Jonesie "Is my hat on straight?" Baby dear, listen here I'm afraid to come home in the dark Ev'ry day the papers say a robbery in the park So I sat alone in the Y. M. C. A. Singing just like a lark There's no place like home But I couldn't come home in the dark.

    


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