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Words by Ed Gardenier
Music by J. Fred Helf

Published by Helf & Hager Co. (Incorporated), 43 West 28th Street, New York City.

Writers of, "Someone Things Of Someone", "Meet Me Sweet Kathleen In Honeysuckle Time"

Copyright, 1907, by Helf & Hager Co. Inc. 43 W. 25th St. N.Y. International Copyright Secured.

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When Willie met Lillie she looked so demure
That Willie he made this remark.
“Miss Lillie from Philly I’m certain and sure
Has never been out after dark”
He wined her, and dined her, when Lil saw the bill,
“She said this fresh lobster is fine”
Then Lillie to Willie said,
“Promise you will,
Come over to Philly some time.”

Won’t you come over to Philly, Willie?
It’s not such a bad old town,
It wouldn’t be one half as lonesome, Willie,
If you were only around,
Won’t you please come on over with bells on
And we’ll wake ‘em all up over here,
We’ll knock ‘em all silly in Philly, Willie,
Won’t you come over dear.”

When Lillie left Willie he couldn’t recall
But one thing he certainly knew.
That Lillie said, “Willie let me take your roll
I’ll make it go farther than you”
From Lillie to Willie a telegram came
She sent it collect don’t you know
Said Lillie, “you gillie, just jump on a train,
I’ll give you a run for your dough.”



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