I'd Rather Have a Girlie Than An Automobile, Or Anything Else I Know
By William A. Dillon
Published 1908


[verse 1]
Willie Green had ev'rything,
Watch and chain and a diamond ring,
He was always hard to please,
no matter how we'd try.
His father bought him an automobile,
But he refused to go and spiel,
When Pa said, "well, what do you want?"
This was his reply:

[chorus]
"I'd rather have a girlie than an automobile
Or anything else I know,
It may seem very funny, it's the way I feel
And I just want to tell you so.
All I want is a good old pal,
Oh, I can have a lot of fun with any nice gal,
I'd rather have a girlie than an automobile
Or anything else I know."

[verse 2]
I'm afraid of the gasoline,
Don't know nothing about a machine,
But when it comes to girlies,
Bill said I am never shy.
Very fond of the opera heels,
Don't care much about sprocket wheels,
But with the girls I like to flirt,
For a lady's man am I:

[repeat chorus]