"Oh! Where Is My Wife Tonight?" lyrics - IRVING BERLIN

"Oh! Where Is My Wife Tonight?"

[1st verse:]
You've heard about foxy old Brownie
Who sent his whole fam'ly away
Well you can just bet that I envied old Brown
When I heard him shouting Hooray!
I borrowed some money from Brownie
Induced my old lady to pack
It's now been a month and I can't raise the price
To pay for her fare coming back

Oh, where is my wife tonight?
Oh, why did she leave my sight?
I'm sorry to say, I shouted hooray!
Oh, why did I ever let her go away?
She never would leave the town
If it hadn't have been for Brown
Bring back, bring back
Bring back my wifey to me

[2nd verse:]
I've tried ev'ry way to raise money
But none of my friends are in town
Excepting the one man who started this thing
So I called around to see Brown
He answered, "I'm sorry old fellow
I'll have to refuse you this time
I just have enough money left in the bank
To send for that fam'ly of mine"