Barefoot boy / lyric by Gus Kahn music by Percy Wenrich
Wenrich, Percy, 1887-1952. “Barefoot boy / lyric by Gus Kahn music by Percy Wenrich.” Digital Gallery. BGSU University Libraries, 16 June 2020, digitalgallery.bgsu.edu/collections/item/33062. Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.
|Title||Barefoot boy / lyric by Gus Kahn music by Percy Wenrich|
|Subject||Popular music -- 1921-1930|
|Description||For voice and piano|
|Barefoot boy patter on p. |
|Verso of cover: Excerpt of Mellow moon|
|Back cover: Excerpt of Love's canoe|
|Creator||Wenrich, Percy, 1887-1952|
|Publisher||Chicago, Ill. : Forster Music Pub., Inc.|
|Contributor||Kahn, Gus, 1886-1941. Lyricist.|
|Alternative Title||First line of text: When the springtime calls I love to stray back, way back in dreams|
|Is Part Of||Sheet Music Collection, Music Library and Bill Schurk Sound Archives, University Libraries, Bowling Green State University|
VERSE 01: When the springtime calls I love to stray back,/Way back in dreams/To the places that I knew in childhood,/Wildwood and streams/There I see a barefoot boy who looks just like me/Roaming all the places that I’m longing to see.VERSE 02: Barefoot boy, the birds that sing above you/Love you, they say,/Violets in woodlands deep all know you/Show you the way/Mother nature builds a wond’rous palace in spring/All for you, dear barefoot boy, for you are the king!CHORUS 01: Barefoot boy, barefoot boy,/Tho’ you stray far away from school/You learn the signs of Spring from birds upon the wing,/The why of ev’ry thing in yonder pool,/Barefoot boy, barefoot boy,/How I yearn to return to the joy/Of patched up pantaloon and merry whistled tune,/To walk knee deep in June a barefoot boy.CHORUS 02: Barefoot boy, altho’ you whistle off the key,/Barefoot boy, I know you’re happy as can be,/Tho’ you stray away and stay away to play away a day away from school,/You’re no one’s fool, you learn the name of ev’ry little thing that grows,/You know just why the bees all buzz around the rose,/You never need to know the latest style in clothes,/In yonder pool so clear and cool./Barefoot boy, the millionaires all envy you,/Barefoot boy, they wish that they were roaming, too,/By a babbling brook with line and hook,/Where life is just an endless chain of joy,/They miss the joy of patched up pantaloon and merry whistled tune/To walk knee deep in June a barefoot boy.
|Original Format||1 score (6 pages, 1 unnumbered page) 31 cm|