Paper DollWords & Music by Johnny S. Black, 1915
Recorded by The Mills Brothers, 1942
C C/B A7 Dm7 G I'm gonna buy a Paper Doll that I can call my own, Dm7 Fdim C Cdim Dm7 A doll that other fellows cannot steal; G CM7 C Bm7 Bm7-5 E7 And then the flirty, flirty guys with their flirty, flirty eyes A7 D7 G Will have to flirt with dollies that are real. G G7 C When I come home at night she will be waiting; G G7 E7 She'll be the truest doll in all this world. F Fdim C E7 A7 I'd rather have a Paper Doll to call my own Dm7 G C Than have a fickle-minded real live girl. Bridge: (increase tempo) G G6 G G6 | C C/B Am7 Am7/G | C C/B Am7 Am7/G | I guess I had a million dolls or more; E E7 Am I guess I've played the doll game o'er and o'er. G G7 C C/B A7 I just quarrelled with Sue, that's why I'm blue; A AM7 A7 D Fdim D7 She's gone away and left me, just like all dolls do. G G7 |C C/B Am7 Am7/G | C C/B Am7 Am7/G | I'll tell you boys, it's tough to be alone; E E7 Am And it's tough to love a doll that's not your own. G D7 G D7 I'm through with all of them, I'll never fall again D D+7 D7 D7/F# G D7 G7 Say boy, whatcha gonna do? (Repeat verse 1) Coda: (Slower) F Fdim C E7 A7 I'd rather have a Paper Doll to call my own Dm7 G G7 C Than have a fickle-minded real live girl.