Historic Sheet Music Collection

Title

Hoo-oo

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1908

Comments

MacIntosh Collection

New York (cor. Broadway & Thirty ninth Street, New York) : published by Shapiro Music Publisher, c1908.

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[Verse 1]
Softly the twilight is stealing,
Seven o’clock bells are pealing,
Johnnie with mamma is pleading:
“Please may I go and play?”
“No dear, it’s nearly your bed time;
Too late for raising old Ned-time.”
Johnnie’s tears soon were a-falling,
When he heard his playmates calling.

[Chorus]
“Hoo-oo,
Hoo-oo,
Hoo-oo,
Ain’t you coming out tonight?
Hoo-oo,
Hoo-oo,
Hoo-oo,
We’ll have lots of fun all right!
Hoo-oo,
Hoo-oo,
Hoo-oo,
The big moon is shining bright,
We’ll play ‘Hide and Seek’ and who’s it mustn’t peek,
Hoo-oo,
Hoo-oo,
Hoo-oo!”

[Verse 2]
“Mamma we’ll play right in our yard,
I’ll promise you I’ll not play hard,
When it is bedtime you call me,
I’ll not be far away.”
“Well if you tell all those bad boys
Not to wake babe with their loud noise,
I’ll let you out for awhile dear,
So run along now and play.”

[Chorus]

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