Sångtext Irving Berlin: Oh Where Is My Wife To Night 16 Sep 1909

Oh Where Is My Wife To Night 16 Sep 1909

By George Whiting, Irving Berlin and Ted Snyder"]

[1st verse:]

You've heard about foxy old Brownie
Who sent his whole fam'ly away
Well you can just bet that I envied old Brown
When I heard him shouting Hooray!
I borrowed some money from Brownie
Induced my old lady to pack
It's now been a month and I can't raise the price
To pay for her fare coming back


Oh, where is my wife tonight?
Oh, why did she leave my sight?
I'm sorry to say, I shouted hooray!
Oh, why did I ever let her go away?
She never would leave the town
If it hadn't have been for Brown
Bring back, bring back
Bring back my wifey to me

[2nd verse:]

I've tried ev'ry way to raise money
But none of my friends are in town
Excepting the one man who started this thing
So I called around to see Brown
He answered, "I'm sorry old fellow
I'll have to refuse you this time
I just have enough money left in the bank
To send for that fam'ly of mine