Alice in Wonderland (Kern)

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Alice in Wonderland  (1915) 
by Jerome Kern (music) and Harry B. Smith (lyrics)
Song from the musical The Girl from Utah.
Sheet music cover

[Verse]

In a shady nook in a garden,
One long summer afternoon,
Golden haired Alice fell fast asleep
while the bees hummed a lullaby tune,
And what Alice dreamed in the garden
was a marvelous dream indeed;
So a poet wrote Alices dream in a book.
For old and young children to read!

[Refrain]

I wish I could wander in wonderland
Don't you?
I wish I could meet all the people she met
Don't you?
To that Mad tea party I'd love to go,
With all those wonderful guests we know,
I wish the white Rabbit would take my hand
and lead me to wonderland!

[Verse]

I would love to meet the old Duchess,
And talk with the gossiping mouse,
Hear the wise old remarks of the Dodo Bird,
Meet that Puppy as big as a house,
And the Footman Frog and the Footman Fish,
and the whole of the Court Card group;
I would love the Mock Turtle who wept and who sighed.
For fear he would end in the soup!

[Refrain]

I wish I could wander in wonderland
Don't you?
I wish I could meet all the people she met
Don't you?
Oh it would be jolly to have a chat,
With that grinning, Cheerfully, Chesire Cat,
I wish the Black Kitten would take my hand
and lead me to wonderland!
I do
Don't you?
I'm perfectly sure you do.

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This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1923.

The author died in 1945, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 60 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.