Historic Sheet Music Collection

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MacIntosh Collection

New York ; Detroit : Jerome H. Remick & Co., c1907.

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[Verse 1]
It was in Long Island City,
I got the “throw down” from Kittie,
She hand me my “twenty three” out in that lonely town,
If she’d accepted me may be,
I’d not have cared for the lady
But just because she had no use for me,
I wanted sweet Kitty Brown

Ev’ry Sunday I go down to that old Long Island town
But it’s not for the air that I’m going there,
It’s really to see Kittie Brown,
And I long to settle down in that Long Island town,
For try as I may,
I cannot keep away, from the girl who threw me down

[Verse 2]
When I asked Kittie to take me,
I didn’t think she would shake me,
I thought I stood all “to the good” until she “turned me down”
When I asked Kittie the reason,
She said, “you’re rushing the season”
You ought to know that good things are slow
In any Long Island town



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