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Always take a girl named daisy ('cause Daisies wont tell). Words by Alfred Bryan and Sam M. Lewis. Music by Geo. W. Meyer. Geo W. Meyer music Co. music publishers New York.

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Handsome Harry, Handsome Harry Thomas,
He was sued, yes, sued for breach of promise,
He took Mary walking through the dell,
And said "Now dont you dare tell,
Mary went right home and told her mother,
Ma told Pa and Pa then told her brother,
Brother told the preacher and the preacher went and tolled a wedding bell.
Never take a walk with Mary,
Never take a walk with Sue
Never take a walk with Maud or Carrie,
That's the kind of girl you'll have to marry,
If you take a girl out walking,
Down a little shady dell,
Always take a girl named Daisy
'Cause daisies wont tell. tell.

Harry's married life was pure and simple,
Till he met a girlie with a dimple
She said "Dear I'm not acquaint ed here
I just came down from Beaver Fall,
Harry wink and said
Why silk and satin,
To this girl would be like Greek and Latin,
Harry felt like fainting when he missed his little dollar Ingersol.



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