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Words by Gus Kahn
Music by Grace Le Boy

Published by The Thompson Music Co. Chicago

Portrait on front cover of Ida Burt Laurence McFadden's Flats Co.

Copyright MCMVII by Thompson Music Co.

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These days every fellow has a sweetheart,
Seems that every girlie has a beau,
Gee, I’d be glad if I only had
Someone to tell me “I love you so.”
I’d like to do some kissin’ and some huggin’,
Some croonin’ and some spoonin’ too I guess,
But no matter how I strive
Folks don’t know that I’m alive,
And I fear I’m goin. To die of lonesomeness:

Gee, I wish I had a girl like the other fellows had,
Someone to make a fuss over me,
To cheer me up when I feel sad,
On Wednesday night I’m all alone
When I ought to be up at some sweetheart’s home,
And “I’m lonesome, awful lonesome,”
Gee, I wish I had a girl.

These are times when I get fairly started\
With some girlie who looks good to me,
But I can’t win ‘cause someone butts in,
And then it looks like they meant twenty-three.
It seems that I just can’t get up a system,
My sighin’ and my tryin’s all in vain,
Cruel fate spoils every plan,
‘Cause I’m not a ladies man,
And a lonely creature I’ll always remain:




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