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BLUES
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I paid your big house-rent
When you did n't have a cent."
" Got to hunt a new home to-night!"
Chorus
"Baby, if you 'low me One more chance! I Ve always treated you right. Baby, if you low me One more chancel
I'm goin' to stay with you to-night! Baby, if you 'low me One more chance, I'll take you to a ball in France. One kind favor I ask of you, 'Low me one more chance!"
Then this coon begin to grin,
Hand in his pocket,
Pulls out a ten.
Then her eyes begin to dance,
"Baby, I'll'low you
One more chance!"
My contributor adds, "Now that I have written it out, I am aware that there is a wide discrepancy between the first and second stanzas. Surely it was n't so much worse that Dr. Shaw blushed and faltered. I cannot account for the missing lines."
The central character in a ditty sent by Louise Garwood, of Houston, Texas, advocates adoption of more bellicose methods in dealing with the fair dark sex. No wheedling or bribing on his part!
Ef yore gal gits mad an' tries to bully you-u-u,
Ef yore gal gits mad an' tries to bully you,
Jes' take yore automatic an' shoot her through an* through,
Jes' take yore automatic an' shoot her through an* through!
A similar situation of a domestic nature is expressed in a song given by Gladys Torregano, of Straight College, New Orleans, through the courtesy of Worth Tuttle Hedden:
A burly coon you know, Who took his clothes an' go, Come back las' night. But his wife said, " Honey, I'sedone wid coon,







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