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Babes in the wood. (Eddie and Elsie Darling) Very good Eddie. Music by Jerome Kern ; words by Jerome Kern & Schuyler Greene. T.B. Harms and Francis, Day & Hunter New York.

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(HE) Little Lady don't be depressed and blue,
After all we're both in the same canoe.
Have no fear; can't you see I'm here?
And till our journey is through,
Little Lady I will take care of you.
Give me your hand, here where we stand,
We're off to Slumberland,
Come, dry your eyes; I'll sympathize
Like a father, mother, brother.

Moonlight is bright, kiss me goodnight,
Just like a sister should,
Then put on your little hood,
And we'll both be, Oh, so good!
Like the babes in the wood. wood.

(SHE) When the babes were lost in the gloomy wood,
It's no wonder they were so very good.
Fourteen angels were watching them,
So all the story books state,
Sandman's coming now,
It is getting late.
Give me your hand, I understand,
We're off to Slumberland,
With you, I'll go although we've no
Angel chorus watching o'er us.

Moonlight is bright, kiss me goodnight,
Just like a brother should,
I'll put on my little hood,
But we'll both be twice as good!
As the babes in the wood. wood.



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