Jimmy Valentine (1910) - Video
PUBLISHED:  Oct 28, 2016
Based on a real-life safe cracker.

words by Edward Madden
music by Gus Edwards
published by Gus Edwards Music Pub. Co.

sung by sheet music singer, Fred Feild
player piano roll #5592

1. When the stars above are blinking
And the house is dark and still
And a sound comes clink, clink, clinking
From the nearby window sill
If you see a figure crouching
In the ghostly pale moonshine
And the bullseye gleams, thro' your startled dreams
Then it's Jimmy Valentine

Look out, look out, look out for Jimmy Valentine
For he's a pal of mine, a sentimental crook
With a touch that lingers, in his sand-papered fingers
He can find the combination of your pocketbook
Look out, look out, for when you see his lantern shine
That's the time to jump right up and shout "HELP!"
He'd steal a horse and cart
He'd even steal a girlie's heart
When Jimmy Valentine gets out

2. Through a mask two eyes gleam brightly
As they rove in search of loot
While a voice remarks politely
"If you move an inch I'll shoot
I'm a souvenir collector
So you have no cause for fright"
Then he bows away with your last week's pay
And he wishes you "Good night"

A vaudeville song based on a true story that was also written into a book and made into a film. Introduced in the song revue Look Out For Jimmy Valentine. The music has a prowling, sneaking, creepy feeling. It is imaginative for children.


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