Song Lyrics From Around The World

Home | Email Us | 0-9 | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z | Christmas | Soundtracks | Web Hosting with TotalChoice

big text small text home back forward print

I'M AFRAID TO COME HOME IN THE DARK From the Broadway Musical "A Knight For A Day" (1907) (Music: Egbert Van Alstyne / Lyrics: Harry Williams) Sallie Fisher (Broadway Production) - 1907 Arthur Collins - 1907 Billy Murray - 1908 Two Gay Dogs - 1908 Clarice Vance - 1908 Bob Roberts - 1908 Harry Fay - 1908 Ella Retford - 1908 Hetty King - 1908 Lloyd Morgan - 1912 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 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 That night after dinner, he bade his wife adieu Said she, "Oh no, its dark and so I'm going 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 tucked him up in bed, said 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 C-A-F-E Singing just like a lark There's no place like home But I couldn't come home in the dark (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - July 2012)

    


International Lyrics Playground       Private Guitar Lessons in Connecticut!       Web Hosting with TotalChoice       Click and start earning!       Privacy Policy