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"The Love Nest" (John Steel, 1920)

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Uploaded on Jan 15, 2009

From the George M. Cohan musical, "Mary", lyrics by Otto Harbach with music by Louis A. Hirsch. In Fitzgerald's "Great Gatsby" it's the song played by Klipspringer just before he sings "Ain't We Got Fun".

The song served as the theme for both the "George Burns and Gracie Allen Show" and the early TV series, "Ethel and Albert".

THE LOVE NEST

Many builders there have been
Since the world began,
Palace, cottage, mansion, inn
They have built for man.
Some were small and some were tall,
Long or wide or low...
But the best one of them of the all
Jack built long ago.
Was built in bygone days,
Yes, millions sing its praise:

Just a love nest, cozy and warm,
Like a dove rest, down on a farm,
A veranda with some sort of clinging vine,
Then a kitchen where some rambler roses twine;
Then a small room, tea set of blue,
There's the ball room, dream room for two,
Better than a palace with a gilded dome,
Is the love nest you can call home!

Building houses still goes on
Now as well as then
Ancient Jack and Jill are gone,
Yet return again.
Ever comes the question old,
"Shall we build for pride? Or,
Shall brick and mortar hold
worth and love inside?"
The answer you may know,
Jack solved it long ago...

Then a small room, tea set of blue,
There's the ball room, dream room for two,
Better than a palace with a gilded dome,
Is the love nest you can call home!

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