The Arkansas Traveller's Songster - online songbook

The Celebrated Story of the Arkansas Traveller, With Music for Violin or Piano

Home Main Menu Singing & Playing Order & Order Info Support Search Voucher Codes



Share page  Visit Us On FB



Previous Contents Next
A VERY GOOD HAND AT IT
Then she said that her stomach felt queer-Some victuals would give it relief, sirs;
Then she knocked in just five oyster-stews, Then a large plate or two of roast beef sirs.
She said that the lobsters looked nice— If I'd he so kind as to stand a bit;
She boiced off two in a trice,
For she's reckoned a very good hand at it.
Tol lol de rol, etc
"We wandered the streets all the day,
And saw what sights there were to see; At length unto rne she did say,
" I should like a good strong cup of tea." We quick headed off for Meschutt's—
To walk in we didn't long stand at it; There she took tea and cakes for an hour—
Oh. she's reckoned a very good hand at it!
Tol lol de rol, etc
Then next pork and beans caught her eye,
So she called up the waiter so swellish, And ordered a very large plate,
With an oyster-pie just for a relish! She then took a fancy to hash,
And asked me if I wouldn't stand a bit; She swallowed just six plates of that,
For she's reckoned a very good hand at it.
Tol lol de rol, etc
I found I was wanting some rest,
So I thought I'd look out for a bed, sirs; She said that she thought 'twould be best,
If I'd occupy half hers instead, sirs. In a moment I gave my consent—
Her dwelling it was rather grand a bit; 'Twas tasty and nice, and all that,
For she's reckoned a very good hand atl it.
Tol lol do rol etc
Previous Contents Next






E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III