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Title Flirt : Daisy and Chorus
Composer Henri Bereny, 1871-1932
Lyrics by Wm Kirk; Edward Madden, b. 1878
Publisher Jerome H. Rimick & Co
Place Pub. New York
Copyright 1911
Physical Description 1 score (6 p.) : ill. ; 31 cm.
Subjects LCSH: Songs with piano
Local: Songs about love
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Lyrics Verse 1:
Men love to chase a sweet pretty face, Without a trace of insincerity, They vow by all gods above they are deep in love, And keep declaring it in tones of greatest verity. Ev'ry girl presents a different manner of charm, Ev'ry pearl must be a treasure protected from harm; Men deceived are greatly vexed, sadly grieved until the next, For new joys they keep on the alert, Men are never quite content with one maiden's sentiment, Ev'ry fellow loves to flirt. Flirt! flirt why do fellows flirt? The rustle of a skirt, That's the sweetest kind of a melody, When the heart is young and you're fancy free, You gaze in eyes, eyes where the love light lies, And lies, and lies, and lies, So beware, take care, many hearts are hurt, By little girls who love to flirt, flirt, flirt. Flirt! flirt! why do fellows flirt? The rustle of a skirt, That's the sweetest kind of a melody; When the heart is young and you're fancy free, You gaze in eyes, eyes where the lovelight lies, And lies and lies and lies, So beware, take care, many hearts are hurt, By little girls who love to flirt, flirt, flirt.
Verse 2:
We're taught we should respect, Only for effect, the leaders of society, If we would thrust Through the upper crust, We must have the dust, That we may see oceans of variety. I have tried the social stride, I can dance, I can ride, I can walk, and I can talk, Nothing makes me balk, I can lead the mazy waltz, lazy waltz or crazy waltz, I can drive a golf ball o'er the links, But my really truly joy, Is to see a handsome boy, And exchange some sly, sly winks. Wink! wink teeny, weeny wink, A wink's not right I know, But an eye can blink just before you think, And a girl can't shrink from a very small flirtation, Wink, wink, cheeky, sneaky wink, You're busy night and day, If there's aught in life Makes for love or strife, It is a Double UINK. Wink! wink! teeny weeny wink A wink's not right I know, But an eye can blink just before you think, And a girl can't shrink from a very small flirtation Wink, wink, cheeky, sneaky wink, You're busy night and day, If there's aught in life, Makes for love or strife, It is a double UINK.
Verse 3:
Style! Style! Do be in the style. And here's a point or two; If your neck is Dutch and your hat a hutch, If you wear gold junk all dangly, bangly, jangly; Style! Style! Do be in the style, It's as easy as can be. (If your hat and muff are but big enough,) (You're in S.T.Y.L.E.)
Verse 4:
Dance! Dance! Everybody dance, This proves you're in the know; Aristocracy has decreed, you see, That we now must be all fancy, dancy, prancy! Dance! Dance! Pirouette and prance, To a swaying melody; (If you'd be smart you must learn the art) (You must D.A.N.C.E.)