American Old Time Song Lyrics: 42 Miss Rosie May

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MISS ROSIE MAY.
Copyright, 1893, by T. B. Harms & Co.
Written and Composed by Harry Dacre.

I know a girl with a sweet little name,
Miss Rosie May;
Here, in my heart, she has kindled a flame,
Cruel Rosie May.
Though I go courting her every night,
She is as cool as a cucumber, quite:
Teasing her sweetheart is just the delight
Of Miss Rosie May.

Chorus.
O Rosie May, what would you say
If I should ask you now to name the wedding day?
Sosie May arose, and answered, cool as ever,
"Rosie May may some day, And Rosie May may never!"

"Why do you treat me so coldly? I ask
Sweet Rosie May;
In your eyes' sunshine forever I'd bask,
Sweet Rosie May.
Give me a tank, aye, the worst you can give;
This was her answer, as true as I live,"When you can keep water inside a sieve
You'll win Rosie May!"

Chorus.
O Rosie May, what would you say
If I should ask you now to name the wedding day?
Rosie May arose, and answered, cool as ever,
"Rosie May may some day, And Rosie May may never!"

Taking a sieve that was hanging close by,
By Rosie May;
Borrowed a washing tub just standing nigh,
Nigh Rosie May;
Filled it with water, and then, with much pride,
Buried the sieve in the wash tub so wide!
"There, Miss, the sieve remains full up," I cried,
"I've won Rosie May."

Chorus.
O Rosie May, you can't say nay,
Now you are honor bound to name the wedding day.
Rosie May arose and said, "As you're so clever,
Rosie May won't say nay, she is yours forever!"
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