American Old Time Song Lyrics: 06 The Lovers Telegraph

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Written and sung by Sam Devere.

When first I went to see my gal,
We courted in the dark;
But her father and her mother and cross-eyed brother
Would listen while we'd spark;
So I bought the new invention, then,
And gave them all the laugh;
'Twas a string with a tin box on each end,
Called the lovers' telegraph.

Oh! the new invention is awful nice-
I know 'twould make you laugh
To hear the very funny things we said
Through the lovers telegraph.

When next I went to see my gal
I had very little to say;
I gave her one end of the new machine,
And sat about twenty feet away;
The old folks thought we acted strange,
And called me a great big calf;
But they didn't know how the old thing worked
Through the lovers' telegraph.-Chorus.

Said I, "sweet angel, dost thou know
I lovest thee the best ?"
The answer came so soft and sweet­"Oh! George, pull down your vest!"
When I asked her if she'd fly with mo
To the land of the wild giraffe?
She answered back-" How are you fixed?"
Through the lovers' telegraph.-Chorus.

Love went flying through the string,
Till her brother found us out;
And then he whispered to his dad
What we had been about.
The old man gently raised his hoof,
Nearly splitting me in half;
He busted a hole in my new pants
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