Lyrics: First verse I used to happy be, I was so light and free, Until I met a certain little gal who twisted me! She's got me going right, I'm daffy, day and night, On this little airy fairy I just dote! Why does she treat me so? What have I done? Has she another beau? Is she having fun? I've lov'd her right along, ‘Bout her I wrote a song: Listen to the pretty little song I wrote. Chorus Maudie, hug me! do, love! Maudie, kiss me too, love! Let me see those dreamy eyes, Tell me that you sympathize! If you'll be my Maudie I will dress you gaudy! I've acted spooney, Been kind of looney Ever since I met you, Maud. Maudie, hug me! do, love! Maudie, kiss me too, love! Let me see those dreamy eyes, Tell me that you sympathize! If you'll be my Maudie I will dress you gaudy! I've acted spooney, Been kind of looney Ever since I met you, Maud. Second verse Maudie's a dusky queen! Maudie's a peacherine! Maudie is nothing but a little gal of seventeen. Oh! but I love her so! No matter where I go, Thinking of my little lady right along. I’ve often ask’d her if She’d be my wife; She only answers back “Never, on your life!” I never sigh or cry, I’ll win her yet or die! Ev’ry night I greet her with the same old song:
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