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[1st verse:]
Dear Mayme I want to explain
Why I sat down to write you this note
Gee, Mayme, I do feel ashamed
It's the first letter I've ever wrote

There's some little something way down in my heart
I haven't the nerve to say.
But sooner or later I must make a start
So it might as well be today

I love you
I love you
I love you, Mayme
I'd love to be there with a real pretty spiel
But three little words can explain how I feel

I love you
I want you
I need you is all that I know
My love to your ma, kind regards to your pa
And kisses to you from Joe

[2nd verse:]
P. S. Dear Mayme, can you guess
Who I saw, well it's old Parson Brown
Gee whiz, he was chock full of biz'
And he wants you and me to come 'round

Now I've bought a bargain, a nice wedding ring
Worth twenty, I bought it for ten
Jim Jones wants to buy it for fifteen next spring
Do you want me to sell it again?

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