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WOULDN'T YOU LIKE TO HAVE ME FOR A SWEETHEART? >From the Broadway Show "The Yankee Tourist" (1907) (Alfred George Robyn / Wallace Irwin) Helen Hale, Flora Zabelle & Eva Fallon (Broadway Production) - 1907 Ada Jones & Billy Murray - 1908 Harry MacDonough & Elise Stevenson - 1908 Ada Jones - 1908 BILLY MURRAY: All the girls, they treat me spiteful, frightful All the girls are cruel and cold ADA JONES: I am neither haughty, neither changeable or naughty I've a heart as good as gold BILLY MURRAY: Other boys have sweethearts plenty, twenty I wonder what they do ADA JONES: Would it make you happy if I said I want a chappie Just to come and woo me, woo me too AJ: Wouldn't you like to have me for a sweetheart BM: Wouldn't you like to have me for a beau AJ: Wouldn't you like to whisper me your secrets BM: About as well as any girl I know BM: Wouldn't you like to meet me in the starlight AJ: Wouldn't you like to have my sympathy BOTH: Wouldn't you like the conversation Wouldn't you like the consolation of a little girl/boy like me BILLY MURRAY: Do you fear if he is tender, slender Or if he is short or stout ADA JONES: Any handsome fellow, be his hair just black or yellow He will suit my tastes, no doubt BILLY MURRAY: Silver bells will then be ringing, swinging Never jangled out of tune ADA JONES: Oh, I would be happy if you'd only be my chappie And we'd go upon our honeymoon AJ: Wouldn't you like to have me for a sweetheart BM: Wouldn't you like to have me for a beau AJ: Wouldn't you like to whisper me your secrets BM: About as well as any girl I know BM: Wouldn't you like to meet me in the starlight AJ: Wouldn't you like to have my sympathy BOTH: Wouldn't you like the conversation Wouldn't you like the consolation of a little girl/boy like me (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - November 2006) *************** Solo recording by ADA JONES: Other girls may treat you spiteful, frightful Others may be cruel and cold I am neither haughty, neither changeable or naughty I've a heart as good as gold Other girls have sweethearts plenty, twenty I wonder what they do Wouldn't I be happy if I had a proper chappie Just to come and woo me, woo me too Wouldn't you like to have me for a sweetheart Wouldn't you like to have me for a beau Wouldn't you like to whisper me your secrets About as well as any girl you know Wouldn't you like to meet me in the starlight Wouldn't you like to have my sympathy Wouldn't you like the conversation Wouldn't you like the consolation of a little girl like me I don't care if he is tender, slender Or if he is short or stout Any handsome fellow, be his hair just black or yellow I would suit his taste, no doubt Silver bells will then be ringing, swinging Never jangled out of tune Oh, I would be happy if I only had a chappie And we'd go upon a honeymoon Wouldn't you like to have me for a sweetheart Wouldn't you like to have me for a beau Wouldn't you like to whisper me your secrets About as well as any girl you know Wouldn't you like to meet me in the starlight Wouldn't you like to have my sympathy Wouldn't you like the conversation Wouldn't you like the consolation of a little girl like me (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - November 2006)

    


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