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The Boy Next Door – song lyrics

The Boy Next Door is a 1944 popular song by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane, performed by Judy Garland in Meet Me in St. Louis

The moment I saw him smile
I knew he was just my style
My only regret is we’ve never met
Though I dream of him all the while

But he doesn’t know I exist
No matter how I may persist
So it’s clear to see there’s no hope for me
Though I live at
fifty-one-thirty-five Kensington
Avenue
And he lives at fifty-one-thirty-three

How can I ignore the boy next door
I love him more than I can say
Doesn’t try to please me
Doesn’t even tease me
And he never sees me glance his way

And though I’m heart-sore,
the boy next door
Affection for me won’t display
I just adore him
So I can’t ignore him
The boy next door

I just adore him
So I can’t ignore him
The boy next door