You'll have to be a little more standoffish
When fellers offer you a buggy ride

I'll give an imitation of a crawfish
And dig myself a hole where I can hide

I heard how you was kicken' up some capers
When I was off in Kansas City, Mo.
I heard some things you couldn't print in papers
From fellers who been talkin' like they know!

I only did the kind of things I orta, sorta
To you I was as faithful as can be, for me
Them stories 'bout the way I lost my bloomers-rumors!
A lot of tempest in a pot o' tea!

The whole don't sound very good to me.

Well, you see

I go and sow my last wild oat
I cut out all shenanigans
I save my money, don't gamble or drink
In the back room down at Flannigans!
I give up lotsa other things
A gentleman never mentions
But before I give up any more
I wanna know your intentions!

With me, it's all er nuthin'
Is it all or nuthin' with you?
It cain't be in between
It can't be now and then
No half and half romance will do!

I'm a one woman man, home lovin' type
All complete with slippers and pipe
Take me like I am er leave me be!
If you can't give me all, give me nuthin'
And nuthin's what you'll git from me

Not even somethin'

Nuthin's what you'll git from me!

It cain't be in between


It cain't be now and then

No half and half romance will do

Would you build me a house
All painted white
Cute and clean and purty and bright

Big enough fer two but not fer three!

Suposin' that we should have a third one

He'd better look a lot like me

No spittin' image

He'd better look a lot like me!

With you it's all er nuthin'
All fer you and nothin' fer me
But if a wife is wise, she's gotta realize
That men like you are wild and free

So I ain't gonna fuss, ain't gonna frown
Have your fun, go out on the town
Stay up late and don't come home til three!
And go right off to sleep if you're sleepy
There's no use waitin' up fer me

Oh, Ado Annie!

No use waitin' up fer me!

Come back and kiss me
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All Er Nothin' Lyrics

Oscar Hammerstein – All Er Nothin' Lyrics