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My Best Girl

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By Walter Donaldson

Jerome H. Remick & Co.

New York Detroit

Made in USA

Copyright MCMXXIV by Jerome H. Remick & Co., New York & Detroit

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[Verse 1]
I’ve got a pal
He’s got a gal
Ev’rything a little gal should be
Oh how he raves
How he behaves
Just a little love-sick I can see
He doesn;t see her ev’ry day
But if she passes by you’ll hear him say

[Verse 2]
I like my pal
I like his gal
And I like the way she sings his song
Nobody knows
Nobody cares
Just how I seem to get along
But maybe I could smile someday
Oh gee I’d love to let you hear me say

There she goes on her toes
All dressed up in her Sunday clothes
My best girl
Just like Sweet Rosie O’ Grady
She’s just a sweet little lady
Calls me up now then
Calls me down only when I’m too smart
Since we’ve been acquainted
The church is newly painted
I guess the preacher was wise from the start
What a pal
What a gal
Just as sweet as Frivolous Sal
My best girl.



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