Historic Sheet Music Collection

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1913

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How Long Have You Been Married?
Music by Rennie Cormack
Words by A. Seymour Brown

New York, Detroit: Published by Jerome H. Remick & Co.

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Abstract

[Verse 1]
A fellow who was lonesome
Came into a cafe
He sat down at a table
With a girl across the way,
In no time they were chummy,
He took her little hand,
And as he did, he noticed that
She wore a wedding band.
he started into cry
and when she asked him why?
He said

[Chorus}
How long have you been married,
"How long have you been wed?
If you had only tarried,
Till you met me instead of being in a hurry.
I can see you're lonesome,
I can see you're blue,
And you have all my sympathy,
For I am married too!"

[Verse 2]
He said I'm Mister Henpeek,
For just the other day I had to wash the dishes,
'Cause my wife had gone away,
I raised the kitchen window,
I never felt so blue,
Across the court,
I saw a fellow,
Washing the dishes too
I had to laugh and he
Just smiled and said to me "Old Pal"

[Chorus]

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