Oh, Johnny, Oh! (1917)
(m) Abe Olman (w) Ed Rose (I) Revue: Follow Me by Henry Lewis (P) Billy Murray (CR) Nora Bayes (RR) 1939 Wee Bonnie Baker (RR) The Andrews Sisters
Verse 1: All the girls are crazy ’bout a certain little lad
Although he’s very, very bad,
He could be, oh so good when he wanted to.
Bad or good, he understood ’bout love and other things.
For ev’ry girl in town followed him around
Just to hold his hand and sing:

Refrain: Oh, Johnny, Oh, Johnny, how you can love!
Oh, Johnny, Oh Johnny, heavens above!
You make my sad heart jump with joy.
And when you’re near, I just can’t sit still a minute.
I’m so, Oh, Johnny!, Oh Johnny!
Please tell me, dear, what makes me love you so?
You’re not handsome, it’s true, but when I look at you, I just
Oh, Johnny!, Oh Johnny! Oh!

Verse 2: Johnny tried his best to hide from ev’ry girl he knew.
But even this he couldn’t do,
For they would follow him ’most ev’rywhere.
Then his friends got him to spend a week or two at home.
It’s worse now than before, ’cause the girl next door hollers thru the telephone: