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Thread #11324   Message #3796183
Posted By: Jim Dixon
16-Jun-16 - 11:26 PM
Thread Name: Lyr/Tune Req: Oh How He Lied
Subject: Lyr Add: OH HOW SHE LIED TO ME (Billy Murray)
OH HOW SHE LIED TO ME
As recorded by Billy Murray with Ed Smalle, 1923.
(I have marked the two singers A and B, but I don't know which is Murray and which is Smalle.)

[A] Of late you've been looking quite worried. [B] You've noticed the tears in my eyes?
[A] I guess you're in love
With some sweet turtledove?
[B] I was, but I'm just getting wise.
[A] Why, you must have found her deceitful. [B] I did and it was a surprise.
[A] I wish you'd explain.
Tell me why you complain.
[B] I'm tired of her alibis.

She told me she loved me but, oh, how she lied!
[A] Oh, did she lie?
[B] Yeah, I'll say she lied!
[A] Your heart must be broken. [B] I sighed and I cried.
She made a fool of me.

She told me my money would lead me astray.
[A] I guess to protect you, she took it away.
[B] She said she'd return it on some rainy day,
But, oh, how she lied to me!

She told me to bet on a horse named Yvette
Who'd win ten to one. [A] Oh, a fortune you'd get!
[B] Well, it's now ten to five and the horse ain't in yet.
Oh, how she lied to me!

I'll never forget how she acted the last time that I took her out.
[A] Why? What did she do?
Did she upset you?
[B] My feelings were hurt beyond doubt.
She said: "Goodbye, Valentino," as we stood there by the old mill.
[A] What! She called you Rudolph? Well, that's mighty strange!
[B] Yeah, my name ain't Rudolph; it's Bill.

She told me she loved me but, oh, how she lied!
[A] Did that baby lie?
[B] I'll say that she lied!
[A] Your heart must be broken! [B] Goodbye to my bride!
I hope that she's satisfied.

"I want to see Washington someday," she said.
[A] Oh, you loaned her the money? [B] Yeah, I said go ahead,
But someone just told me George Washington's dead.
Oh, how she lied to me!

She called me her angel and raved constantly,
Said that someday her sweet hubby I'd be.
[A] Boy, that baby pulled the same chatter on me!
Oh, how she lied to me!