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Meet Me in St. Louis lyrics

Meet Me in St. Louis lyrics, made popular by the Judy Garland musical, Meet Me in St. Louis

Meet Me in St. Louis, Louis, better known as just Meet Me in St. Louis, was a popular song from 1904 which celebrated the St. Louis World’s Fair. The lyrics were written by Andrew B. Sterling, with music by Kerry Mills.

The song and the fair were focal points of the Judy Garland movie, Meet Me in St. Louis.

“Louis” in the song is pronounced “LOO-ee”.

Meet Me in St. Louis lyrics, as seen in the movie:
Esther (Judy Garland):
Meet me in St. Louis, Louis.
Meet me at the fair.
Don’t tell me the lights are shining
Any place but there.

We will dance the hoochie coochie.
I will be your tootsie wootsie
If you will meet me in St. Louis, Louis.
Meet me at the fair.

Esther (Judy Garland) & Rose (Lucille Bremer):
Meet me in St. Louis, Louis
Meet me at the fair
Don’t tell me the lights are shining
Anyplace but there
We will dance the hootchie-kootchie
I will be your tootsie-wootsie
If you will meet me in St. Louis, Louis
Meet me at the fair!

Meet me in st. louis, louis
Meet me at the fair
Don’t tell me the lights are shining
Anyplace but there
We’ll kootchie kootchie kootchie
We’ll be a tootsie-wootsie
If you will meet me in st. louis, louis
Meet me in the fair
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Anyplace but there
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I will be your tootsie-wootsie
If you will meet me in St. Louis, Louis
Meet me at the fair!

The song, which is generally styled in the form of a limerick, has many and varied verses, few of which are remembered today, but only the chorus.

Verse 1

When Louis came home to the flat
He hung up his coat and his hat
He gazed all around
But no wifey he found
So he said, “Where can Flossie be at?”

A note on the table he spied
He read it just once, then he cried
It ran, “Louis, dear,”
“It’s too slow for me here,”
“So I think I will go for a ride…”

Verse 2

The dresses that hung in the hall
Were gone, she had taken them all
She took all his rings
And the rest of his things
The picture he missed from the wall

“What, moving?” the janitor said
“Your rent is paid three months ahead!”
“What good is the flat?”
Said poor Louis, “Read that!”
And the janitor smiled as he read…

Chorus

Meet me in St. Louis, Louis,
Meet me at the Fair
Don’t tell me the lights are shining
Anyplace but there

We will dance the “Hoochie-Koochie”
I will be your “Tootsie-Wootsie”

If you will meet me in St. Louis, Louis,
Meet me at the Fair.