Historic Sheet Music Collection

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1907

Comments

MacIntosh Collection

New York: Jerome H. Remick & Co. (1907)

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[Verse 1]
“Jonesie” married Mabel, a wise old owl was he,
He told his wife he never drank a stronger thing than tea,
But after honey mooning 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.”

[Chorus]
Baby dear, (sh) 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.

[Verse 2]
That night after dinner, he bade his wife adieu,
Said she “Oh no, its dark and so I’m goin’ 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 milk man sang this air.

[Chorus]

[Verse 3]
She kissed him good morning to see him she was glad,
And when she tucked him up in bed says 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?”

[Chorus 3]
Baby dear, (sh) 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.

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