Somebody's Coming to My House

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Somebody's Coming to My House  (1913) 
by Irving Berlin
Cover page of the sheet music.

[1st verse]:

Ev'ryone's excited down at my house

Ev'ryone's delighted there

Soon you'll be invited down to my house

Down to a joyous affair

Can't you see I'm happy, happy and gay

See the look of joy in my eye

You'll never guess why I'm feeling this way

So here's the reason why


Somebody's coming to my house

Somebody's coming to stay

Father feels so happy he's jumping with joy

All he keeps saying is "I hope it's a boy"

Welcome is waiting the stranger

Who'll come to brighten our lives

I can hear mother croon

"He'll be president soon"

When the cute little stranger arrives

[2nd verse]:

Ev'rything is quiet down at my house

We must tip-toe through the hall

Soon there'll be a riot down at my house

When someone starts in to bawl

Auntie said "We'll call it 'Lizabeth Jane"

Sister looked at auntie and smiled

Dad said "Elizabeth's fine but I hope

It's not that kind of a child

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