American Old Time Song Lyrics: 03 Row Of Tenement Houses
Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 3
ROW OF TENEMENT HOUSES.
Tune-"Blue Alsatian Mountains."
In a row of tenement houses
Lived a damsel young and fair;
Her papa wore the trouses
When her mamma wasn't there.
Maiden with a dimpled eye-brow,
With a voice so young and fair;
Maiden with a yaller bull-dog
That followed her everywhere.
Each day, each day, each day
Some family would move away,
For that row of tenement houses
Never seemed to please or pay.
To that row of tenement houses
Came a granger in the Spring,
Just to talk of sheeps and cowses,
And to bear that maiden sing-
Just to hear that maiden sing;
Oh I he spoke about his barn-yard,
Of his chickens and his hog;
But she thought he was giving her taffy,
So she called her yaller dog.
Hurrah! hurrah! hurrah!
That granger he ran away,
But left the bosom of his trouses
For the dog to chew that day.