Geraniums in the Winder

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Geraniums in the Winder

Lyrics By Oscar Hammerstein II  Music By Richard Rodgers

After seeing his beloved Carrie demonstrate her self-defense skills with Jigger Craigin, Enoch Snow sorrowfully mourns what might have been; it appears that Carrie has created irreparable damage to their relationship.

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“Geraniums in the Winder” LYRICS

Snow:
Geraniums in the winder,
Hydrangeas on the lawn,
And breakfast in the kitchen
In the timid pink of dawn,

And you to blow me kisses
When I headed fer the sea—
We might hev been
A happy pair
Of lovers—
Mightn’t hev we?

And comin’ home at twilight,
It might hev been so sweet
To take my ketch of herring
And lay them at your feet!

I might hev hed a baby
To dandle on my knee,
But all these things
That might hev been
Are never,
Never to be!