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I’m all excited!
I’m all delighted!
My hearts a thumpin’, bumpin’, jumpin’,
I feel like dancin’!
I feel like prancin’!
Just chock full of joy. (Boy!)
I can’t keep from watching the clock;
At the door seems I hear a knock;
All on fire inside an out,
I just want to shout.
Can’t you guess?
Can’t you guess,
Why I’m stuffed with happiness,
I’ll tell you:
Somebody’s coming to town (from Dixie)
Someone with two eyes of brown (from Dixie)
Somebody always is going to stay, never go ‘way
Hip, Hip, Hooray!
Somebody wrote me a note; (from Dixie)
This is what somebody wrote:
“I’m coming; I’m coming; meet me when the sun goes down.”
Oh! Lawdy, be good to that railroad somebody’s coming to town
Ten after seven,
I’ll be in heaven,
Somebody’ll be there; see there me there;
Such loving blisses, such hugs and kisses,
Right there on the spot. (What?)
Good, kind train please stay on the track,
If you smash my poor heart’ll crack,
Good kind engine, please hear my call,
Get here quick, that’s all,
Don’t be late,
Don’t be late
For your freight I just can’t wait,
Smith, Henry Clay and Browne, Raymond A., "Somebody's Coming To Town" (1912). Historic Sheet Music Collection. 1277.
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