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The Black Mustache
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"His Little Black Mustache." Recorded by Miss Mary Frances Stokes from the singing of her mother, Mrs. J. W. Stokes, Lithonia, Georgia., September, 1931.
1.  I once did have a charming beau And I loved him dearer than life.
I thought the time would surely come, When I would be his wife. He came to see me every day And when he'd go away, He'd always press upon my lips His little black mustache. Chorus Oh, his little black mustache, His darling black mustache; Every time I think of him My heart beats quick and fast. Oh, his little black mustache, His darling black mustache; Girls, did you know I had a beau ? It's the boy with a black mustache.
2. And then there came an old, old maid, Worth her weight in gold.
She had false hair; she wore false teeth And was fifty-five years old; And then he coolly deserted me For that old maid's cash. And now he presses on her lips His little black mustache. Chorus Oh, his little black mustache, His darling black mustache; Every time I think of him My heart beats quick and fast. Oh, his little black mustache, His darling black mustache; Girls, did you know I've lost my beau, The boy with the black mustache ?
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