I Want a Girl Just Like the Girl that Married Dear Old Dad lyrics — lyrics by William Dillon, music by Harry Von Tilzer
When I was a boy my mother often said to me,
Get married boy and see, how happy you will be,
I have looked all over, but no girlie can I faind,
Who seems to be just like the little girl I have in mind.
I will have to look around until the right one I have found.
By the old mill stream there sits a couple old and gray,
Though years have rolled away, their hearts are young and gay,
Mother dear looks up at Dad with love-light in her eye,
He steals a kiss, a fond embrace, while ev’ning breezes sigh;
I want a girl just like the girl that married dear old dad,
She was a pearl and the only girl that Daddy ever had,
A good old-fashioned girl with heart so true,
One who loves nobody else but you
I want a girl just like the girl that married dear old Dad.
- The Jolson Story
- The I Love Lucy episode, “Mertz and Kurtz“
- Numerous other places – feel free to submit your favorites.