It's a Great Big Land

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It's a Great Big Land  (1917) 
by Jerome Kern (music) and P. G. Wodehouse (lyrics)
Song from the musical Leave It to Jane.
Sheet music cover

[Verse]

Billy. Girls! Girls! This land is full of girls,
and I have met them all, I vow.
And most of the lot I soon forgot:
Some I did not Till now.
I have known girls who liked to flirt, and I've known girls who told their mothers;
Ah, but you're the only one who's really diffrent from the others:

[Burthen]

Billy. It's a great big land,
Full of Mollies, Kates and Daisies.
It's a large, wide land,
Simply stuffed with Mauds and Maisies:
As you travel from the Bronx to San Francisco,
Girls of every variety you view:
But in all the population of this great and growing nation
I have never found a girl like you.
From New York to Minnesota,
Ev'ry state supplied its quota,
But I've never found a girl like you.

[Verse]

Jane. Men! Men! This land is full of men,
as all the census books agree:
But try as I might, I've never quite
Found one that's right for me.
I have kept them at a distance, or I've treated them like brothers,
But I've always felt that each was just exactly like the others;

[Burthen]

Jane. It's a great big land,
Full of Toms and Dicks and Teddies;
It's a large, wide land,
Cluttered up with Jacks and Freddies:
Even though you stay at home and never travel,
Men of ev'ry known variety you view:
But in all the population of this great and growing nation
I have never found a man like you.
From New York to Minnesota,
Ev'ry state supplied its quota,
But I've never found a man like you.

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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.