These days every fellow has a sweetheart,
Seems that every girlie has a beau,
Gee, I’d be glad if I only had
Someone to tell me “I love you so.”
I’d like to do some kissin’ and some huggin’,
Some croonin’ and some spoonin’ too I guess,
But no matter how I strive
Folks don’t know that I’m alive,
And I fear I’m goin. To die of lonesomeness:
Gee, I wish I had a girl like the other fellows had,
Someone to make a fuss over me,
To cheer me up when I feel sad,
On Wednesday night I’m all alone
When I ought to be up at some sweetheart’s home,
And “I’m lonesome, awful lonesome,”
Gee, I wish I had a girl.
These are times when I get fairly started\
With some girlie who looks good to me,
But I can’t win ‘cause someone butts in,
And then it looks like they meant twenty-three.
It seems that I just can’t get up a system,
My sighin’ and my tryin’s all in vain,
Cruel fate spoils every plan,
‘Cause I’m not a ladies man,
And a lonely creature I’ll always remain:
Le Boy, Grace and Kahn, Gus, "I Wish I Had a Girl" (1907). Historic Sheet Music Collection. 1647.
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