When You’re in Town

Words and Music by Irving Berlin

Copyright 1911 Ted Snyder Co, Inc.

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When You’re in Town Lyrics

One fine day, on Broadway, Simple Sally Brown,
Met a trav’ling salesman who was trav’ling around
“Howdy do, how are you? Let’s go see the town.”

Sally answered “What a pity, I would like to but the city
Folks would talk, the would talk, you know that they can,
But I’d like to know you better, Mister Trav’ling Man.”


When you’re in town, in my home town,
Look me up, look me up, I’ll be happy to see you,
when you’re passing my way, drop in and stay,

If you’ll com, you’re welcome as flowers in May,
And you can hang your samples on a sour apple tree,
And I’ll see that no one’s around

For I’d much rather walk where the neighbors don’t talk,
When in town call around, good-bye.

Second Verse

Sally Brown settled down,
Wed her trav’ling man,
He said, “Dearie, I’ll be home as much as I can.”

Trav’ling men, now and then get a telegram,
Their employer sends a wire, “Got and see a certain buyer.”

Looking ‘round, Sally found in her hubby’s coat,
Seven different notes, that seven different females wrote.