Jimmy was a soldier brave and bold
Katie was a maid with hair of gold
Like an act of fate, Kate was standing at the gate
Watching all the boys on dress parade
Kate smiled with a twinkle in her eye
Jim said, 'Meet you b-b-bye and by.'
That same night at eight, Jim was at the gate
Stuttering this song to K-K-Katy

Chorus: K-K-K-Katie, beautiful Katy
You're the only g-g-g-girl that I adore
When the m-m-m-moon shines, over the cow shed
I'll be waiting at the k-k-k-kitchen door.

No one ever looked so cute and neat
No one could be just as cute and sweet
That's what Jimmy thought, when the wedding ring he bought
Dinky little home and all complete
Jimmy thought he'd like to take a chance
His heart did a sort of song and dance
Stepping to a tune, all about the silvery moon
Jimmy followed up his first advance.

Written and composed by Geoffrey O'Hara - 1918
Performed by Walter Williams (1887-1940)
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