Honey dear, honey dear
Can't you hear that ragtime mocking bird?
Lend an ear, lend an ear
To the dearest notes you ever have heard
Here's the man, here's the man
Here's the man who owns that mocking bird
Hear him yell that he'd sell it for a dollar bill
Yes he will, yes he will
Honey, won't you buy for me that ragtime mocking bird?
Just open up your pocketbook
Can't you hear me holler?
Pay the man a dollar
Honey, if you buy for me that ragtime mocking bird
I'll call you names like King Louis the Third
If you buy for me that ragtime mocking bird
Honey dove, honey dove
Don't you love that feathered Tetrazzin?
Ev'ry note in her throat
Is a boat chock'd full of peaches and cream
If your heart cares for art
Better part with that one dollar bill
Honey, why don't you buy that bird and keep me still?
Say you will, say you will