THE PICTURE POSTCARD GIRLS
 
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A bach'lor retiring and shy, lives in a top room near the sky
With only one hobby, that's plain, he's picture postcards on the brain
Smart photos of musical comedy stars all over his room he has got
He'll gaze on them nightly with rapturous bliss
For he is in love with the lot.

Chorus: Oh, the picture postcard girls,
They're as precious as deep-sea pearls
He has Marie Studholme there, Miss Zena and Phyllis Dare
All his sundry cash he saves the different photos to buy
And there's Pauline Chase, dressed in pyjamas
In his back room near the sky.

Though bashful before a sweet maid, of pictures he's never afraid
He'll murmur as bold as can be, 'My darling, will you marry me?'
'I love you,' he'll say to a photograph there
'You've long been the star of my heart
And now ere alone, there's no cruel stage-door man
To keep two fond lovers apart.'

Chorus: Oh, the picture postcard girls,
They're as precious as deep-sea pearls
Camille Clifford so refined, with that beautiful bend behind
All his sundry cash he saves the different photos to buy
And there's La Milo wearing a smile
In his back room near the sky.

At night, ere he blows out the light, he kisses each photo good night
And feelings of love o'er him steal, he's wishing the pictures were real
He dreams that he's mashing a sweet girlie-girl
His arm round her figure so small
But all of a sudden he wakes up to find it's only a dream after all

Chorus: Oh, the picture postcard girls,
They're as precious as deep-sea pearls
He will gaze with longing sighs, in sweet Gertie Millar's eyes
All his sundry cash he saves the different photos to buy
And there's Edna May under his pillow
In his back room near the sky.

 
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Written and composed by A.J. Mills & Bennett Scott - 1908
Performed by Ambrose Thorne
 
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