They Didn't Believe Me

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Sheet music cover


Got the cutest little way,
Like to watch you all the day.
And it certainly seems fine,
Just to think that you'll be mine.
When I see your pretty smile,
Makes the living worth the while,
So I've got to run around,
Telling people what I've found.


And when I told them how beautiful you are,
They didn't believe me!
They didn't believe me!
You lips, your eyes, your cheeks, your hair
Are in a class beyond compare,
You're the lovliest thing that one could see!
And when I tell them,
And I certn'ly am goin' to tell them,[1]
That I'm the man whose wife one day you'll be,
They'll never believe me,
They'll never believe me,
That from this great big world you've chosen me!


Don't know how it happen'd quite,
May have been the summer night,
May have been, well, who can say!
Things just happen any way.
All I know is I said "Yes!"
Hesitating more or less,
And you kissed me where I stood,
Just like any fellow would.


  1. The melody line has a triplet on "I certn'ly", forcing the singer to sing the word "certn'ly" as two syllables. This line is commonly changed to "And I'm certainly goin' to tell them".

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1925.

The author died in 1945, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 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.