“Won’t you let me take you home, To your rosy cozy home? I’m sure that your papa would think it improper If I were to let you go home alone. Won’t you let me telephone To the place you call your home- We can steal out of sight To the hallway (Yell) Good Night! If you let me take you home.”
I found this gem at my club’s meeting last week to add to my Atlantic City binder. It certainly sounds scandalous by today’s standards at first glance, especially since the sender wrote on the back “Jake would you?”
I don’t think this song was too popular, as I could only find the copyright entry for it from 1912. There are no YouTube videos of other artists singing it or anything like that. But back in 1912 you could hear Eddie Doerr at the Million Dollar Pier and maybe get the chance to take someone home.