I'm Going to Find a Girl

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I'm Going to Find a Girl  (1917) 
by Jerome Kern (music) and P. G. Wodehouse (lyrics)
Song from the musical Leave It to Jane.
Sheet music cover

[Verse]

(OLLIE.) I want the sort of wife
Who'll lead a calm, domestic life.
(BUB.) For me that kind of dame,
Would be a lot too tame.
I want to find a girl
Who'll help me buck the social whirl.
(STUB.) While I prefer the sort,
Who's fond of outdoor sport.
Our tastes, you see, do not agree,
But one thing you can take from me

[Chorus]

(All.) That I am going to find a girl some day,
If I have to hunt till I am gray
Yes, if you stick around a while,
You'll see me walking down the aisle
With the little missus.
She may be a blonde or a brunette:
I've not settled all the details yet
(STUB.) This is all I want to say,
(BUB.) Some fine day
(OLLIE.) Come what may,
(All.) I am going to find a girl you bet.

[Verse]

(OLLIE.) The girl I have in mind
I know it will be hard to find
(BUB.) And none that I can see
Has zip enough for me.
I'm pretty hard to suit
She must have style and be a beaut.
(STUB.) We'll track her down in time,
Then oh! that wedding chime
Though cruel Fate may make us wait!
We're sure to find her soon or late.

[Chorus]

(All.) Yes, I am going to find a girl some day,
If I have to hunt till I am gray
Yes, if you stick around a while,
You'll see me walking down the aisle
With the little missus.
She may be a blonde or a brunette:
I've not settled all the details yet
(STUB.) This is all I want to say,
(BUB.) Some fine day
(OLLIE.) Come what may,
(All.) I am going to find a girl you bet.

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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 1975, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 30 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.