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Kissing Is Crime

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Kissing Is Crime


[G]I know a little girl and I want her for my wife

She's [D]pretty and sweet neat little feet and never been kissed in her [G]life

You can ask her for a kiss she said oh what a bore

[D]Every time she bows and declares she'll never do so [G]anymore


[G]Born to be a better girl and [C]never kiss [G]again

Afraid my ma might find it out and [D]cause her great pain

[G]You may walk and talk and hold my hand but [C]kissing is a crime

[G]I'll not kiss you anymore [D]until next [G]time


I called at her house one night but I didn't intend to stay

She laid her head on my shoulder and said the old folks are away

I kissed her a dozen times and someone came to the door

Every time she bowed and declared she'd never do so anymore


She'll see you too the door kiss and then goodnight

Every time she bows and declares she'll never do so any more


5/5/35 New York, NY