Peter Stuy vesant came from Holland and ruled Manhattan a while.
Then the bally old Duke of York
Took the jolly old isle!
But today the town is owned by quite a different sort.
She's just a slip of a Tomboy kid,
And they call her Jimmie for short.
Jimmie, just Jimmie. She's a chip of old New York
Vagrant and whimmy,
A dear little bluffin' Ragamuffin
One smile from Jimmie
And a host of glooms depart
There's a Paradise
In those laughing eyes of Jimmie, just Jimmie
She'll haunt your heart. heart.
I have tried to think of other things
Some diversion to find.
But I'm sorry I must confess.
I've a single tracked mind.
My poor heart a hopeless prisoner.
That will never be free.
The smiling face of a Tomboy kid,
Is all I ever can see.
Stothart, Herbert; Harbach, Otto; Hammerstein, Oscar; Mandel, Frank; White, Frances; and Hammerstein, Arthur, "Jimmie" (1920). Historic Sheet Music Collection. 776.
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