Everybody Knows He's Mine (1918)

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An excellent early blues tune from Indianapolis publisher Seidel Music.

Lyrics

I’ve got the dearest sweetheart,
So different from the rest.
He’s just as loving as he can be;
Of all I love him best.
He’s always saying sweet things,
And calls me pretty names.
And though sometimes we’re far apart,
I love him just the same.

Everybody knows I love him.
Everybody knows how I pine and sigh.
Every night I dream about him;
When he’s gone I nearly die.
He is the sweetest man a-living;
There’s nothing that I would not give him.
What you’ve just heard, don’t take my word,
’Cause eveybody knows my love for him.
Yes, everybody knows he’s mine.

My man is in Chicago;
Just heard from him today.
I’ve got the blues and too mean to cry;
I’m sure he will not stay.
And when the blues o’ertakes me,
And finds me out and down,
He’ll telegraph my ticket;
then I’ll be Chicago bound.