Are You Sincere?
Music by Albert Gumble
Words by Alfred Bryan
Published 1908 by Jerome H. Remick & Co.
A youth and a maiden were tripping along,
Skipping along, singing a song,
The youth said "linger near me, cheer me, hear me,
I like you much better, sweetheart, ev'ry day,
in ev'ry way, don't you think May,
'T'would sound more romantic if I called you "dear,"
The maiden just answered "Look here, now, look here."
Are you sincere? If you're sincere,
I'll let you call me your Dearie,
Say what you mean, mean what you say,
And you can always be near me,
If I give my heart to you,
I'll have none and you'll have two,
If you're sincere, call me your Dear,
Answer me: Are you sincere?
"It's leap year, you know," said the maid all aglow,
"I want to know, why you're so slow,
Now what's the use, to tarry, marry,Harry,
If you are too bashful, put me to the test,
answer me "yes," I'll do the rest,
I like you, I love you, I want you,I do,
Now answer the question that I put to you."