When sweet Molly Ryan declared,
That aeroplane riding she dared,
Her sweetheart began to think of a plan,
Where they could be wed overhead, so he said,
“I will get an airship right away,
A neat one to hold about two,”
Then smiling with joy, she said to her boy,
“You’re the captain and I am the crew.”
Take me up, up, up with you dearie, away up to the sky,
Sail around the moon for a quiet spoon
Just the parson you and I,
Let us float, float, float through the clouds and just have a lot of fun
We’ll go up, up, up as two and then come down as one.
Now Molly goes up ev’ry day,
While Barney her sweetheart must stay,
Alone down below where messages go,
Of wireless love to his dove far above,
And then Molly replies “don’t you see,
Just three letters C Q and D,
Their meaning is clear, it’s come quickly dear,”
Then he answers, “Oh please wait for me.”
McCree, Junie and Tilzer, Albert Von, "Take Me Up With You Dearie" (1909). Historic Sheet Music Collection. 1481.
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