Lyrics: First verse I want to be a comfort to my husband dear, But he must never roam, Always stay at home, With none of his diversions shall I interfere, That is, you see, unless I think I should. He'll be allowed the freedom of his single days, But while he's gay and free, He must be with me I won't attempt to alter all his youthful way, That is, you see, unless it's for his good; Refrain I wonder whom I'll marry! Will he be dark or fair? I wonder what's the name I'll take in place of Philibert! Though doubtful whom I'll marry I'm very sure I'll be Particularly careful of the man who marries me! I wonder whom I'll marry! Will he be good and true? I wonder if he'll always do as I expected him to, If he'll be very careful Then I will also be Particularly careful of the man who marries me! Second verse people he was fond of ‘ere he lik'd me best, He still may have them call, I shan't care at all, His former friends I'll never teach him to detest, That is, you see, unless they’re feminine. If in his coat I ever find a lady’s glove, Or handkerchief of lace, I’ll not scratch his face Not even though I find there letters fill’d with love, That is, you see, unless they are not mine,
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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://220.127.116.11/cdm4/intro_harris.php