Let Us Build a Little Nest

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Let Us Build a Little Nest  (1912) 
by Jerome Kern (music and lyrics) and Edgar Allan Woolf (lyrics)
Song from the musical Head over Heels.
Sheet music cover

[Verse]

MITZI. Let us play the game of hide-and-seek,
If you promise me that you will not peek,
And I will do the hiding.
KIDDIES. Tell us first where you'll be hiding.
MITZI. That's not fair for cheating is a shame,
We will have to play some other game.
GIRL. What's it's name?
BOY. What's it's name?
MITZI. It's a game where we can hug and kiss.
BOY. Me for this.
GIRL. Oh what bliss.
MITZI. It's a game too good to miss,
I played it years and years ago,
With someone whom I used to know.

[Refrain]

Let us build a little nest
While we're here together,
Like little birdies do
When April skies are blue.
(SHE) We can snuggle up and rest
In the wint'ry weather
(BOTH) And if we're good as little birdies should be
Then may be we can have a family.

[Verse]

MITZI. Let's pretend now that it's late at night,
And then I come in and turn out your light,
'Cause I am Mister Sandman.
KIDDIES. Ain't never was no Sandman.
MITZI. Then I'll tuck you in your trundle bed,
And like dear mama kiss each sleepy head.
GIRL. Who said?
BOY. Sleepy head.
MITZI. If your ma should spank you would you cry?
BOY. Bet your life.
GIRL. Bet your life.
MITZI. And believe me so would I,
Of all the games I like one best,
The one where we can build a nest.

[Refrain]

Let us build a little nest
While we're here together,
Like little birdies do
When April skies are blue.
We can snuggle up and rest
In the wint'ry weather
(BOTH) And if we're good as little birdies should be
Then may be we can have a family.

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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 1948, 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.