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Words by Joe McCarthy
Music by James V. Monaco

Copyright MCMXIII by Broadway Music Corporation 145 W. 45th St. New York

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One little quarrel and two sweethearts parted,
He’s sad and lonely and she’s broken hearted,
Two heads are bowed down in shame,
Both think that they are to blame,
He calls he up after one week of sadness,
He murmurs sweetheart I can’t live alone,
I must have you, maybe you’re lonesome too,
And the girl answers back on the phone:

The chairs in the parlor all miss you,
The pictures all frown on the wall,
The flowers won’t grow, for they seem to know,
And the sunshine won’t come in at all
Our little canary won’t sing anymore,
The folks ask me why you don’t call
Our whole house is blue, they want you only you,
But I miss you most of all.

Just a few hours and troubles are ended,
Sunshine and flowers and broken hearts mended,
Both race to meet at the door,
Kisses as core and then more,
He looks so happy, and she looks so thankful,
He murmurs sweetheart I’ve come back to stay,
She whispers dear, I am so glad you’re here,
You can chase all the shadows away:




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