When Mrs. Brown told hubby,
“I just can’t stand the heat,
Please send me to the country, dear,
I know ‘twould be a treat.”
Next day his wife and fam’ly were seated on a train,
And when the train had started,
Brownie shouted this refrain.
“My wife’s gone to the country, Hurrah! Hurrah!
She thought it best, I need a rest,
That’s why she went away,
She took the children with her, Hurrah! Hurrah!
I don’t care what becomes of me,
My wife’s gone away.”
He kept the ‘phone a going,
Told ev’ryone he knew,
“It’s Mister Brown, come on down town,
I have some news for you.”
He told a friend reporter just
why he felt so gay,
Next day an advertisement, in the papers read this way.
Snyder, Ted; Whiting, George; and Berlin, Irving, "My Wife's Gone to the Country: Hurrah! Hurrah!" (1909). Historic Sheet Music Collection. 1670.
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