Bohemia

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Bohemia  (1912) 
by Jerome Kern (music and lyrics) and Robert B. Smith (lyrics)
Song from the musical The Girl from Montmartre.
Sheet music cover

[Verse]

In folly and flirtation,
I've a reputation,
Ev'rybody knows Praline,
in all the gay cafe's I'm seen,
Among the students I'm a queen!
I am a fav'rite daughter,
Of the Latin Quarter;
Where good fellows laugh at care,
The Tabarin entrancing,
Knows me for my dancing,
Ev'ry night you'll find me there,
In that Bohemia, the people praise
in novels and in plays.

[Refrain]

Oh it's a very jolly place,
if you can stand the pace,
Bohemia Bohemia
While you have a lot of money
you have lots of fun, You can have a lot of fun!
If you will answer to a touch,
You'll like it very much,
Bohemia Bohemia
And the motto there is,
"All for one, and I'm that one!"

[Verse]

Bohemians who borrow,
Say they'll pay tomorrow,
But tomorrow never comes,
So you may sit and twirl your thumbs,
While waiting for those little sums,
The friends who gaily toast you,
Turn around and roast you!
Soon as you are out of view,
There no-one's ever jealous,
So the novels tell us,
But I havn't found it true,
Oh that Bohemia, is just a trap
it is not on the map.

[Refrain]

Oh it's a very jolly place,
if you can stand the pace,
Bohemia Bohemia
While you have a lot of money
you have lots of fun, You can have a lot of fun!
If you will answer to a touch,
You'll like it very much,
Bohemia Bohemia
And the motto there is,
"All for one, and I'm that one!"

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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 1951, 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.