Just You Watch My Step

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Just You Watch My Step  (1917) 
by Jerome Kern (music) and P. G. Wodehouse (lyrics)
Song from the musical Leave It to Jane.
Sheet music cover

[Verse]

So far I've not had my name
written on the nation's roll of fame:
Nobody I see
Makes a fuss of me.
In a line crowds do not stand,
waiting for a chance to shake my hand:
Folks, when I appear,
don't stand up and cheer,
GIRLS. But of chances for success
The lands from North to south full
HE. Thank you for these cheering words yes,
girls, you've said a mouthfull.

[Chorus]

Just you watch my step:
I've got push and pep:
I'll win fortune and renown.
GIRLS. You'll will renown
HE. Though I've not started yet,
Kindly don't forget
You can't keep a good man down.

[Verse]

All the wealthy men I know,
Rockefeller, Henry Ford and Co.
Once upon a time
Didn't have a dime.
Morgan always touched the bunch,
when it was his turn to pay the lunch
With Carnegie at
their pet automat.
GIRLS. Fortune's sure to smile, although
at first she may be fickle
HE. That's the stuff, why Heinz began his
life without a pickle.

[Chorus]

Just you watch my step:
I've got push and pep:
I'll win fortune and renown.
GIRLS. You'll win renown
HE. I'll land the sort of job
They handed Charley Schwab;
You can't keep a good man down.

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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.