My Next Door Neighbor

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!

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