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Hello Wisconsin (Won’t You Find My Yonnie Yonson)

Words by Bert Kalmar and Edgar Leslie

Music by Harry Ruby

New York (Broadway at 47th St): Kalmar Puck & Abrahams Consolidated. Inc (1918)

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[Verse 1]:

On a little farm in Sweden Miss Hilda Honson one day
Sold all her pigs, horses and rigs,
Packed up and sailed away
When in old New York she landed
They asked “are you alone”
She answered “No I’ve got a beau Yust let me telephone.”


Hello Wisconsin! Won’t you find my Yonnie Yonson?
Yust tell him his Hilda Honson
Yust got off the boat by Yimminy
How she wants him!
You’ll know Yon Yonson
‘Cause he’s over six feet high
He’ll yump with yoy when he knows I came ‘cause my
Yonnie Boy gonna change my name from Honson to Yonson
So Wisconsin Good-bye.

[Verse 2]:

When she landed in Wisconsin
Her Yonnie Yonson was there
Yon full of pride, made her his bride,
Oh! what a happy pair
Years have showered them with blessings
Two little babies so high
When shadows creep
They go to sleep
Hearing this Lullaby.



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