I WANT TO GO TO IDAHO
 
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Come boys, let's saddle the mare,
The sun's shining everywhere
And in my heart 'tis shining too,
'Kase I've heard from Idaho and Lindy Loo
She says, 'Pete, hurry along, my heart beats true
And I've been waiting and longing
For a long time now for you, just for you.'
No one knows but me how nice she'll be
When I take her on my knee
And that is the reason, you see,

Chorus: I want to go to dear old Idaho and wed my Lindy Loo
I want to spoon, and have my honeymoon,
Like other brown folk do
I want to hold her in my loving arms,
And see those bright eyes shine
I want to go to Idaho and hurry along,
To make this brown girl mine.

I know she's waiting for me
This coon she's been longing to see
And she'll look smart, I do declare
In that dress of dandy-brown she's goin' to wear
Though we've no palace of gold, my queen she'll be
She says the home just wants something
To complete it now, and that's just me
Wedding Bells so gay will chime one day
And I can no longer stay
For now I must be on my way.

Chorus: I want to go to dear old Idaho and wed my Lindy Loo
I want to spoon, and have my honeymoon,
Like other brown folk do
I want to hold her in my loving arms,
And see those bright eyes shine
I want to go to Idaho and hurry along,
To make this brown girl mine.
 
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Written and composed by Harry Gifford, Alf J. Lawrence & Tom Mellor - 1908
Performed by G.H. Elliott (1884-1962)
 
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