American Old Time Song Lyrics: 06 The Aesthetic Dude
Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 6
THE AESTHETIC DUDE.
Sung by E. M. Hall.
I'll sing of a dainty young man of fashion,
Who just about now is the style and the rage,
He looks like a donkey and acts like a monkey,
The place for to put him would be a big cage.
His hair is done up in bangs and frizzes,
A New Jersey lily he smells for food,
His pants are so tight that it makes the head light
Of this strange freak of fashion, the AEsthetic dude.
His collar's so big that it hides his big ears,
His nose is high toned, for it points to the sky;
The boys call him Biddy, for he is so giddy,
And the way that he walks you'd think he could fly.
Now to all young ladies who may want to marry
I give this advice, so don't think me rude:
You can't tell if you're hitched to a male or a female
If you marry this foolish and mulish young dude.