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Words by Garfiled Kilgour and Henry Bergman

Music by Lou Handman

New York: Irving Berlin Inc. (1920)

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[Verse 1]

Down town over Hogan’s store
I found what I’m looking for
She’s the sweetest gal
Jennies she’s my pal.
Just she in that tenement
Fills me full of sentiment
She’ll be mine some day
‘Cause ev’ry time we meet I say.


Jennie love me just a little Jennie
Why I’d spend me ev’ry penny
Just to win your heart
Your sister Molly loves me little brudder Cholly
That why he’s jolly
‘Cause she makes him glad while I feel sad
Why ev’ry Sally in our alley
Would be glad if I’d be pally
But for me there’s just one gal, see
And I’m pretty wise
I go to night school
Yes, and me teacher says I’m no fool
Gee you’re the sweetest gal of any Jennie dear.

[Verse 2]

Some day coming pretty soon
I’ll say in the month of June
Jennie, you’re my pride
Won’t you be my bride?
You guess what she’ll answer me
Just “Yes” if you wait you’ll see
Then I’ll steal a kiss
And start to whisper words like this.




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