I Want a Girl


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I Want a Girl (Just Like the Girl That Married Dear Old Dad)

Words by Will Dillon Music by Harry Von Tilzer Hear The American Quartet with Walter Van Brunt sing on their 1911 recording from the Collected Works of American Quartet with Walter Van Brunt at archive.org Hear it Sung by Brian Hefferan, 2004, from the album Mother I'm Wild! View original 1911 sheet music from the Lester S. Levy Collection at Johns Hopkins University.
[Verse 1] C G7 When I was a boy my mother often said to me C G7 "Get married son and see, how happy you will be" G I have looked all over and no girlie can I find D7 G Who seems to be just like the special girl I left behind C6 C#6 D6 D#6 E6 F6 F#6 G6 I will have to look around until the right one I have found [Chorus] C F C G7 C C7 I want a girl just like the girl that married good old dad F D A7 D7 G7 She was a pearl and the only girl my daddy ever had C E7 A good old fashioned girl with a heart so true F G7 one who loves nobody else but you C F C G7 I want a girl just like the girl that married dear old dad [Verse 2] By the old mill stream there sits a couple old and grey though years have passed away their love's still young today Mother looks at Daddy with the love light in her eyes She steals a kiss, a fond embrace while evening shadows sigh They're as happy as can be and that's the kind of love for me!