American Old Time Song Lyrics: 09 I'm A Dandy But I'm No Dude
Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 9
I'm a Dandy, but I'm no Dude.
Copyright, 1885, by S. T. Gordon & Son.
I'm a dandy, that's what the people say,
At the races I'm always seen;
I drive in the latest style of cart,
At my side sits a charming queen.
With envious eyes the swells they look,
At the carriage, the style, and my air;
I laugh and I grin, as I take the whole thing in,
For their opinions I dout care.
I'm a dandy I'll have you all to know,
With the ladies I'm never rude-
This style is all my own, with it I carry tone,
I'm a dandy, but I'm no dude.
On the l>est of the land I always live,
The finest brands of wiue 1 driuk;
My manners they are so refined,
Which cause snobs to ponder and think.
With pleasure I smoke the Monogram,
They're imported for me by the box;
My clothes are always in the fashion cut,
My hat's a Duulap or a Knox. - Chorus.
I'm a dandy, but still I am no dude,
With the cares of life I have none;
Strolling every afternoon 1 go,
But not the side that has the sun.
As I promenade the thoroughfares,
Ladies' hearts with emotion arise;
They know quite well that I'm a dandy swell,
On the " Q T " I'm t prince in disguise.-Chorus.