Lyrics: First verse What a beautiful day, For a wedding in May, See the people all stare At the lovable pair, She's a vision of joy, He's the luckiest boy, In his wedding array, Hear him smilingly say.Chorus - The bells are ringing for me and my gal, The birds are singing for me and for my gal, Ev'rybody's been knowing To a wedding they're going, And for weeks they've been sewing, Ev'ry Susie and Sal, They're congregating for me and my gal, The Parson's waiting for me and my gal, And sometime, I'm goin' to build a little home for two, For three or four, or more; In loveland For me and my gal. The bells are gal. Second verse See the relatives there, Looking over the pair, They can tell at a glance, It's a loving romance, It's a wonderful sight, As the fam'lies unite, Gee! it makes the boy proud, As he says to the crowd. (Chorus)
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The derogatory terms, images, and ideas that appear in some of this sheet music are not condoned by the University of Mississippi. They do represent the attitudes of a number of Americans at the times the songs were published. As such, it is hoped that the sheet music in this collection can aid students of music, history, and other disciplines to better understand popular American music and racial stereotypes from the 19th- and early 20th-centuries. Read the introduction for further information to use when contextualizing this item: http://188.8.131.52/cdm4/intro_harris.php