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Song Sensation of London and Paris
Introduced in America by the incomparable Blanch Ring in Joe Webber's Satire "The Merry Widow and the Devil"

Photo: Blanche Ring

Music by John. H. Flynn Writer of "Annie Moore"
Lyric by Will D. Cobb Writer of "Waltz Me Around Again Willie", "School Days", etc.

Published by Will D. Cobb
Sole Selling Agent "Shapiro" Music Publisher, Cor Broadway & Thirty Ninth Street, New York.

Copyright 1908 by Will D. Cobb Songsmith N.Y.
International Copyright Secured. All Rights Reserved.
Sole Selling Agent "Shapiro" Music Publisher. Broadway & 39th St. N.Y.

“Some of these resources may contain offensive stereotypes. Such materials should be seen in the context of the time period and as a reflection of the attitudes of the time. The items are part of the historical record, and do not represent the views of the library or the institution.”


Young Herman Von Bellow, a musical fellow,
Played on a big cello each night;
Sweet melodies rare, in a dance garden
where dancers danced ‘round and ‘round with delight.
One night he saw dancing, a maid so entrancing,
His heart caught on fire inside,
And music so mellow he sawed on his cello,
She waltzed up to him and she cried:

E Yip I Addy I Ay , I Ay!
E Yip I Addy I Ay!
I don’t care what becomes of me,
When you play me that sweet melody.
E Yip I Addy I Ay , I Ay!
My heart wants to holler “hurray!”
Sing of joy, sing of bliss,
Home was never like this,
Yip I Addy I Ay!

Now, some kind of music makes me sick and you sick,
And some kind is “puffickly” grand;
But the tune that Von Bellow tore off his cello,
was that “”I’d leave home for you,” brand.
So look not Spring Valley, to welcome home Sally,
Who went to New York for the ride;
For the night that Von Bello cut loose on his cello,
She tore up her ticker and cried:


Now, music, it’s known, has a charm all its own,
And Von Bello he gurgled with glee;
“Here’s where I win a wife and a partner for life,”
As he coaxed out a chord up in G.
He played and she tarried, that night they “got” married,
But even before break of day,
Poor sleepy Von Bello, heard his new wife yell oh,
“For goodness sake, wake up and play!




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