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Thread #8531   Message #3498831
Posted By: Jim Dixon
04-Apr-13 - 02:52 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Songs by Ukulele Ike (Cliff Edwards)
Subject: Lyr Add: I'M GOING TO GIVE IT TO MARY WITH LOVE
Here's one that I heard on the radio today and then looked up on Spotify:


I'M GOING TO GIVE IT TO MARY WITH LOVE
As sung by Cliff Edwards (a.k.a. Ukelele Ike) on "Radio & Recording Rarities, Vol. 1;" "Risque Songs of the '20s & '30s: Banned on the Radio;" and "X-Rated Xmas: A Very Dirty Christmas"

I'm just a bashful boy in love with Mary Green.
She is really the sweetest gal that I have ever seen.
I've always lacked the courage to even squeeze her tight,
But I've resolved to do my stuff when I see her tonight.

I'm gonna give it to Mary with love.
I've got something that she's fondest of.
Now I know that she has had it before,
And Mary's the gal that all the fellas adore.
I'll let her take it right in her hand,
'Cause I know she'll stroke it so grand.
Like Jack and Jill,
We'll both get a thrill
When I give it to Mary with love.
My little kitten!
I'll give it to Mary with love.

I'm gonna give it to Mary with love.
She's my sweet, cute turtledove.
About my lovin' she's always been keen.
She'll say when I give it it's the finest she's seen.
She'll think of it long after I'm gone.
I'm gonna put it right where it belongs.
Like Cleo and Marc,
We'll spoon in the park
When I give it to Mary with love.
I mean a necklace!
I'll give it to Mary with love.

I'm gonna give it to Mary with love.
When I do it, I may need a shove,
Because, you see, I'm so bashful and shy.
I'm afraid she'll take it from some other guy.
I want to be her number one man,
And give it the best that I can.
I'll be darin' and dashin',
For she's my passion,
When I give it to Mary with love.
I mean a diamond!
I'll give it to Mary with love.