"I Might Be Your "Once-In-A-While"
Music by Victor Herbert
Lyric by Robert B. Smith
Published 1919 by T. B. Harms & Francis, Day & Hunter, N.Y.

[Verse 1]
It's hard to be true to one
When I'm not built that way
I may promise, but it's two to one
Before the week is out I'll stray.

But frankness is due
to one Who craves my ev'ry kiss;
So I make it plain in my refrain,
That the best I can do is this:

I might be your "onceinawhile"
I might see you onceinawhile;
But I can't be true to you or you or you.
I can't be your "all of the time"
your "ever and ever."
But maybe your "onceinawhile" will do.

[Verse 2]
My heart beats neurality
But still some say I've none
Think of that when in reality,

I have a heart for ev'ry one.
I fear it's locality
May change from day to day.
It is ev'ry where, now here, now there,
That is why I'm obliged to say:

[Repeat Chorus]