The Love Nest


sheet music cover

The Love Nest

Words by Otto Harbach Music by Louis A. Hirsch 1920 Hear the Fabulous Heftones sing their 2004 version from their Moon June Spoon album. View c.1920 sheet music from the Lester S. Levy Collection at Johns Hopkins University.
[Verse 1] C G7 C G7 C G7 C Many builders there have been since the world began Em B7 Em B7 Em B7 Em Palace cottage, mansion, inn, they have built for man Dm C G7 A7 Some were small and some were tall, log or wide or low Dm C G7 C But the best one of them all Jack built long ago Dm C D7 G7 'Twas built in by-gone days, yet millions sing its praise [Chorus] C G7 C Just a Love Nest, cozy and warm F C7 F Like a dove nest down on a farm G7 C A7 A veranda with some sort of clinging vine Dm A7 Dm F G7 and a kitchen where some rambling roses twine C G7 C Then a small room, tea set of blue F C7 F Best of all room, dream room for two G7 E7 A7 Better than a palace with a gilded dome Dm G7 C is a Love Nest - you can call home [Verse 2] C G7 C G7 C G7 C Building houses still goes on - now as well as then Em B7 Em B7 Em B7 Em Ancient Jack and Jill are gone, yet return again Dm C G7 A7 Ever Comes the question old shall we build for pride, Dm C G7 C Or should brick and mortar hold warmth and love inside? Dm C D7 G7 The answer you may know, Jack solved it long ago