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I'd Like to Take You Away
Music by Hugo Riesenfeld
Lyric by Harry B. Smith

New York: Published by Waterson Berlin & Snyder Co.

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[Verse 1]
I'm tired of cabarets, and grape juice and tea;
To jazz on ginger ale is no joy to me.
I hear the call of the wild, I'd be a caveman;
And live in simple style,
On some tropic isle.

[Chorus 1]
I'd like to take you away
And so when ever you say;
"Let's go!"
To a little island in the sunny southern sea
That just suits me.
Where there'd be nothing to do
And there'd be no one but you; and you!
You would be my Honolulu hula honey Lou.
Will you?
Maybe, Oh! please; shall I? all right; Good!

[Verse 2]
No more gay for you, you must settle down;
We'll wed and go to live in some country town.
You'll be domestic and tame,
Home ev'ry evning;
I'd have you dead to rights,
know where you were nights.

[Chorus 2]
I'd like to take you away
And so when ever you say;
"Let's go!"
To a Jersy villafe where at home you'd have to stay.
That worries me.
Where you would turn in at dark
And you'd get up with the lark; some lark!
You would be my truly rural roorallooral jay.
Will you?
Maybe, Oh! please; sometime, perhaps; Good!



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