Historic Sheet Music Collection

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1921

Comments

MacIntosh Collection

New York (Cor. Broadway & 47th Street, New York) : Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., ©1921

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[Verse 1]
Said Kitty O’ Hara to Mamie McCue
At last me dream has come true I’ve found me soul mate and the feelin’ is great,
Now it’s weddin’ bells sure for us two
Oh! Gosh! But he’s grand and when he holds me hand
I get goose pimples all over me
It’s just open and shut
He’s got me off me nut
I’m cuckoo as cuckoo can be:

[Chorus 1]
It was love at first sight when I met him that night
His lamps looked into me heart I felt a thrill,
Mamie, the first kiss he ga’ me
His manner copped me from the start
He eats wit’ a knife and his food seems to float
He does it so poifect he don’t cut his throat
I’m looney I vow I can’t help it somehow
Say Mame,
He’s the Cat’s Meow.

[Verse 2]
He dresses so smart buys his clothes a la carte
A Sears Roebuck fashion plate
Just pipe me new lid I got that from the kid,
When he gave his old sweetie the fate
Oh! Gee! But he’s grand drives his car wit’ one hand
Not a Ford but a swell Black and White
He’s got dough put away ‘cause he’s sleepin’ all day
And drivin’ his taxi all night

[Chorus 2]
It was love at first sight when I met him that night
I guess we bot’ had a hunch
I seen him put mustard all over his custard
We met in the Hangover Lunch
He showed me the pictures he’s got in his flat
And that was the night that he gimme that hat
I’m looney I vow I can’t help it somehow
Say Mame,
He’s the Cat’s Meow.

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