My next door neighbor was so fair
I couldn’t pass her on the stair,
But only stopped to stare and stare!
Then she went down as up went l,
My heart a-pound, my head in sky,
Till right behind the door l stood,
My heart a-knocking , for no good.
My next door neighbor was so sweet
I could but bow—repeat, repeat—
Till she was past the window seat!
Then she went on as I went in,
My head a top, a-spin, a-spin,
My elbows hurting where they knocked
Against the parlor door that blocked.
My neighbor was so smart and kind
I think she must have read my mind,
For we have wed, and I’m resigned!