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How Long Have You Been Married?
Music by Rennie Cormack
Words by A. Seymour Brown

New York, Detroit: Published by Jerome H. Remick & Co.

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[Verse 1]
A fellow who was lonesome
Came into a cafe
He sat down at a table
With a girl across the way,
In no time they were chummy,
He took her little hand,
And as he did, he noticed that
She wore a wedding band.
he started into cry
and when she asked him why?
He said

How long have you been married,
"How long have you been wed?
If you had only tarried,
Till you met me instead of being in a hurry.
I can see you're lonesome,
I can see you're blue,
And you have all my sympathy,
For I am married too!"

[Verse 2]
He said I'm Mister Henpeek,
For just the other day I had to wash the dishes,
'Cause my wife had gone away,
I raised the kitchen window,
I never felt so blue,
Across the court,
I saw a fellow,
Washing the dishes too
I had to laugh and he
Just smiled and said to me "Old Pal"




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