Ta-Ra-Ra Boom-De-Ay! A smart and stylish girl you see, Belle of good society Not too strict but rather free Yet as right as right can be! Never forward, never bold Not too hot, and not too cold But the very thing, I'm told, That in your arms you'd like to hild. cho: Ta-ra-ra Boom-de-ay Ta-ra-ra Boom-de-ay Ta-ra-ra Boom-de-ay Ta-ra-ra Boom-de-ay I'm not extravagantly shy And when a nice young man is nigh For his heart I have a try] And faint away with tearful cry! When the good young man in haste Will support me round the waist I don't come to while thus embraced Till of my lips he steals a taste! I'm a timid flow'r of innocence Pa says that that I have no sense, I'm one eternal big expense But men say that I'm just "immense!" Ere my verses I conclude I'd like it known and understood Though free as air, I'm never rude I'm not too bad and not too good! From Flashes of Merriment, Levy RG apr00
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