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Come In and Shut the Door
Music from Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House Books

Lyrics by Mrs. Marion Dix Sullivan

Oh, do not stand so long outside,
Why need you be so shy?
The people's eyes are open, John.
As they are passing by;
You cannot tell what they may think,
They've said strange things before,
And if you want to talk a while,
Come in and shut the door.

Come in, come in,
Come in, come in,
come in, come in
Come in and shut the door

Nay do not say "No thank you Jane"
With such a bashful smile
You said when ladies whispered "No"
They meant "Yes" all the while
My father too will welcome you
I told you that before
It don't look well to stand out here
Come in and shut the door


You say I did not answer you
To what you said last night
I heard your question in the dark
Thought on it in the light
And now my lips shall utter what
My heart has said before
Yes, dearest, I... but wait a while
Come in and shut the door


From These Happy Golden Years




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