On the first warm sunny Sunday afternoon
Don't you say "I'm on my way?"
With a "good-bye, boys, I'll see you fellows soon"
You telephone to see if she's alone
To a small hot box you go and close the door
So not a word is over heard
It's a cozy place for you to pass the time
'Till Central says "Please drop a dime."
"Why, Hello Dear! Are you all alone? What? I can't hear
There's someone on this line,"
"A mistake, I beg your pardon, Please repeat the number, Busy now"
"What you cut me off for any how? I told you, 3 2 0 4
Ring them once more, Hello, hello, hello, dear."
The receiver then you take off with a band
And you hear a voice that's dear
She is saying "But this telephone just rang
Oh, yes, hello Hello is that you Joe?"
"Can I come and see - Say please keep pff the line
Ring again, I had 'em then
Get busy or there's going to be a row"
Then sweetly, "here's your party now."
Stillman, Estelle B., "Why, Hello! Dear" (1915). Historic Sheet Music Collection. 1592.
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