(R. P. Weston & Bert Lee, 1917)

Goodbye-ee, goodbye-ee!
Wipe the tear, baby dear, from your eye-ee,
Though it’s hard to part, I know,
I’ll be tickled to death to go.
Don’t cry-ee, don’t sigh-ee!
There’s a silver lining in the sky-ee.
Bonsoir*, old thing!
Cheerio, chin chin**!
Nahpoo! Toodleoo!***

*Bonsoir = Good night (French)
**Chin chin = Chinese toast
***”Nahpoo” and “toodle-oo” are corruptions of the French il n’y en a plus (there is no more) and à tout à l’heure (see you later). (source)

See also


  • Song with chords (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song

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