Lyrics: First verse No doubt you all have sweethearts, You love better than your life, But there's a little lady, I'd be please to call my wife, And with her each passing hour, I love her more and more, You can see her ev'ry working hour, In the big department store. Chorus She's not as fair as Lily, Nor as handsome as a rose, She's not the fairest flower, That in the garden grows, Ev'ry morn and eve at seven, She passes by my door, And she works around the corner boys, In the big department store.Second verse - With a smile she'll always greet you, She's never know to frown, The little cash girls say that she's the sweetest girl in town, This modest little creature, Has admirers by the score, But I'll lead her to the altar from, The big department store. (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://126.96.36.199/cdm4/intro_harris.php