A-BE, MY BOY
 
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A-be courted Rachel, they were a loving pair
He promised he would marry her one day
He promised her a ring, to have her for his own
But Rachel said, 'The only ring you give
Is on the telephone.'

Chorus: 'A-be, A-be, A-be my boy
What are you waiting for now
You promised to marry me one day in June
It's never too late and it's never too soon
All the family keep asking me, 'Vich day, What day
I don't know what to say
A-be, A-be, A-be my boy
What are you waiting for now.'


A-be said to Rachel 'Now when my ship comes home
I'll buy you lots of jewelry at Woolworth's
And when my ship comes home, I'll take you round the town.'
But Rachel said, 'You can't because
I know your ship's gone down.'

Chorus: 'A-be, A-be, A-be my boy
What are you waiting for now
You promised to marry me one day in June
It's never too late and it's never too soon
All the family keep asking me, 'Vich day, What day
I don't know what to say
A-be, A-be, A-be my boy
What are you waiting for now.'
 
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Written and composed by Siberman, Grock, Rule & McGee - 1905
Collected and catalogued by P. Wilkinson
Performed by Lily Morris (1882-1952)
Performed by Daisy Wood (1877-1961)
 
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