20 years have passed since Lotta Morgan sang "Aura Lee" and won the heart of Barney Glasgow (played by Edward Arnold). Although Morgan has passed away, Glasgow still carries a torch for her. When he unexpectedly meets Morgan's daughter, Lotta Bostrom, he's struck by her uncanny resemblance to her mother—and the flames of passion, revived, prove difficult to control.
Frances Farmer gives the young daughter a sunny disposition and a soprano voice to contrast with the world-weary mien and husky alto she employed singing "Aura Lee" as the mother earlier in the film.
The daughter's own attempt at "Aura Lee" is abruptly cut off by Arnold, but he soon joins Farmer, Walter Brennan and Mady Christians in a lively rendition of "The Bird on Nellie's Hat":
"I'll be your little honey, I will promise that," Said Nellie as she rolled her dreamy eyes. "It's a shame to take the money," said the bird on Nellie's hat. "Last night she said the same to Johnny Wise."
Then to Nellie Willie whispered as they fondly kissed "I'll bet that you were never kissed like that." "Well, you don't know Nellie like I do!" Said the saucy little bird on Nellie's hat.
"I'll keep your presents, honey, just for old times' sake." Said Nellie as she rolled her dreamy eyes. "She has fixed him good and plenty," said the bird on Nellie's hat. "O Willie, Willie, when will you be wise?"
But what about the diamond engagement ring? "Of course," said Willie, "you'll return me that?" "Well, you don't know Nellie like I do!" Said the saucy little bird on Nellie's hat.
--Music and lyrics by Alfred Solman & Arthur J. Lamb (1906)
From the 1936 Samuel Goldwyn production, "Come and Get It", based on Edna Ferber's novel of the same name.