Historic Sheet Music Collection

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1918

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Oh! Harry! Harry!

By Nat Vincent and Lew Pollock

New York: Shapiro, Bernstein & Co. (1918)

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Lyrics:

[Verse 1]
In the house with me is a nice young couple,
The boy is just as quiet as can be,
I know he’s there all right,
For almost ev’ry night,
He helps to spoil my beauty sleep for me,
He starts in when the clock is striking ten,
She kisses him a dozen times and then she hollers:

[Chorus, 1st verse]
Oh! Harry! Harry!
Won’t you take your little Carrie,
And love her and love her again?
Turn the lights down very very dim
Fix the curtain so no one can look in-
Oh! Harry! Harry!
Don’t you let your little Carrie plead for your love all in vain,
Just act like Douglas Fairbanks does in photoplays
And love me in a thousand little diff’rent ways
Oh! Harry! Harry!
Won’t you take your little Carrie
and love her and love her again!
Gain?

[Verse 2]
Not until last night did I see this couple,
And oh! my goodness, what a funny pair,
I can’t believe my eyes,
‘Twas such a big surprise,
They both are feeble and they have gray hair,
She must be sixty five if she’s a day,
Imagine ev’ry night I hear her say
“Sweet Daddy.

[Chorus, 2nd verse]
Oh! Harry! Harry!
Won’t you take your little Carrie
And love her and love her again?
Treat me like a little babe of three
Cuddle up and make a fuss over me,
Oh! Harry! Harry!
Don’t you let your little Carrie
Plead for your love all in vain,
Oh! muss me up, you know I crave that cave man stuff
Imagine sixty-five and she says
“Treat me rough?,”
Oh! Harry!
Won’t you take your little Carrie
And love her and love her again?

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