Nesting Time in Flatbush

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Nesting Time in Flatbush  (1917) 
by Jerome Kern (music and lyrics) and P. G. Wodehouse (lyrics)
Song from the musical Oh Boy!.
Sheet music (browse)

[Verse]

(Jim) I've always liked the sort of song you hear so much today,
Called "When it's something-or-other time" in some place far away
Oh, "Tulip time in Holland", a pleasant time must be,
(Jacky) While some are strong for "Apple-blossom-time in Normandy".
(Jim) But there's another time and place that makes a hit with me.

[Refrain]

When it's nesting time in Flatbush,
We will take a little flat,
(Jacky) With welcome on the mat
(Jim) Where there's room to swing a cat.
I'll hang up my hat, I'll hang up my hat,
Life will be so sweet with you,
(Both) When it's nesting time in Flatbush,
In Flatbush Avenue.

[Verse]

(Jacky) Our little home may have defects like all these flats in town,
It's wiser not to lean on the walls,
(Jim) Because they might fall down.
(Jacky) It's rather badly lighted, which makes it hard to see.
The neighbors play the Gramophone each night till after three.
(Jim) But it will be a Paradise if shared, my love, with thee!

[Refrain]

When it's nesting time in Flatbush,
As you heard me say before,
(Jacky) You will see the janitor
(Jim) With the girl whom I adore.
On the seventh floor, on the seventh floor,
We will start to bill and coo,
(Both) When it's nesting time in Flatbush,
In Flatbush Avenue.
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.