Not Yet

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Not Yet  (1918) 
by Jerome Kern (music) and P. G. Wodehouse (lyrics)
Song from the musical Oh, Lady! Lady!.
Sheet music cover

[Verse]

I cannot see
What there can be,
For any other people in the world but you and me.
Yes, go where we may,
They get in our way;
I wish we could contrive it
Now and then to get a word in private!

[Chorus]

Oh dear! won't it just be splendid
In the time that's coming soon,
When, this weary waiting ended
We start our honeymoon
None near us to see or hear us
The whole wide world we will forget
Oh, what joy to stay in your arms all day
But not yet umm
Not yet.

[Verse]

Each time I start
To pour out my heart,
Some tactless person comes along and we are driven apart.
Life might be, my pet,
A lovely duet;
But all these folks who bore us
Seem to think that we require a chorus.
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.