I Wish That You Was My Gal, Molly

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Verse 1

I saw you, Molly, walking with your sweetheart,
And I only looked and wished that I was he.
You looked so swell, I couldn't help but wonder
If a gal lilke you would ever fall for me.
I know he thinks the wold and all about you,
Well, I wish I had the chance to think so too.
He wouldn't be the same old boy without you,
Gee, it must feel great to have a gal like you.

Chorus

I was that you was my gal, Molly,
I only wish I was your beau,
To feel that you was my pal, Molly,
Would mean an awful lot, I know.
It isn't right, I know, to tell you,
But what's a fellow goin' to do?
I wish that you was my gal, Molly,
I only wish you loved me too.

Verse 2

Come, tell me why you started crying, Molly.
Did I hurt your feelings? Tell me if I did.
I didn't mean to knock your other sweetheart,
On the level, I am awful sorry, kid.
I told me mother just how much I love you,
It was her that made me go to you and tell.
So let me be your pal, if not your sweetheart,
When you marry, I'll be there to wish you well.

Chorus

I was that you was my gal, Molly,
I only wish I was your beau,
To feel that you was my pal, Molly,
Would mean an awful lot, I know.
It isn't right, I know, to tell you,
But what's a fellow goin' to do?
I wish that you was my gal, Molly,
I only wish you loved me too.


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924.


The author died in 1989, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 25 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.