I Parted My Hair In The Middle-1926
Edison Bell/Winner 4418David/Murphy
I used to be bashful and shy, for fast living I didn't care
But now you can tell I'm a bit of a dog, in fact I'm a devil-may-care.
They told me to lead a gay life, a life that was dashing and free
So I made me mind up to do something rash, to show what a nut I could be.
So I parted my hair in the middle, in the middle, in the middle.
Now when I leave my hotel everyone follows me, dogs as well.
If I give a girl the glad eye, I smile and I say "Twiddle, twiddle"
And I've smoked some brown paper without being ill since I parted my hair in the middle.
One night with a girl you'll agree, I had an appointment and so
And as I'm just a little bit spoony, on airing my best Sunday clothes I did go.
I got her a nice bunch of flowers, from a dustbin just up the back street
Then as I stood in front of the looking-glass there To make my appearance complete.
I parted my hair in the middle, in the middle, in the middle,
Then I noticed our tom cat was washing his face on the front door mat
He carefully curved his moustache, then at me his left eye he did twiddle
Then I knew that he'd got an appointment as well 'Cause he's parted his hair in the middle.