It Wasn't My Fault

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It Wasn't My Fault  (1916) 
by Jerome Kern (music) and Herbert Reynolds (lyrics)
Song from the musical Love o' Mike.
Sheet music (browse)

[Verse]

I always thought girls should not be,
The slaves of love, but fancy free,
That was before you came along;
Of course, I see now I was wrong.

[Refrain]

(He) It wasn't your fault,
It wasn't my fault,
It wasn't anybody's fault at all,
I saw your eyes,
wonderful eyes,
And all I did was fall
It wasn't your fault,
It wasn't my fault,
There isn't anybody else to blame,
If you should say you're through with me,
And want no more to do with me,
I've got to love you just the same.

[Verse]

I always laughed at men whose lives,
Were ruled by fiancees and wives,
My heart was independent quite;
'Till I met you and then good night.

[Refrain]

(She) It wasn't your fault,
It wasn't my fault,
It wasn't anybody's fault at all,
I saw your smile,
your wonderful smile,
It held my heart enthralled,
It wasn't your fault,
It wasn't my fault,
There wasn't anybody else to blame,
And if what you request me to,
You do not try your best to do,
I've got to love you just the same.
This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1923. It may be copyrighted outside the U.S. (see Help:Public domain).