When I was a boy my mother often said to me,
Get married boy and see, how happy you will be,
I have looked all over, but no girlie can I find,
Who seems to be just like the little girl I have in mind.
I will have to look around until the right one I have found.
I want a girl, just like the girl that married dear old Dad,
She was a pearl and the only girl that daddy ever had,
A good old fashioned girl with heart so true,
One who love nobody else but you,
I want a girl, just like the girl that married dear old Dad.
by the old mill stream there sits a couple old and gray,
Though years have rolled away, their hearts are young today,
Mother dear looks up at dad with love light in her eye,
He steals a kiss, a dons embrace, while ev'ning breezes sigh,
They're as happy as can be, so that"s the kind of love for me.
von Tilzer, Harry and Dillon, Will, "I Want a Girl: Just like the Girl that Married Dear Old Dad" (1911). Historic Sheet Music Collection. 722.
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