American Old Time Song Lyrics: 12 The Chestnut Bell

Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 12

Home Songster main V01 V02 V03 V04 V05 V06 V07 V08 V09 V10 V11 V12 V13 V14 V15 V16 V17 V18 V19 V20 V21 V22 V23 V24 V25 V26 V27 V28 V29 V30 V31 V32 V33 V34 V35 V36 V37 V38 V39 V40 V41 V42 V43 V44 V45 V46 V47 V48 V49 V50 V51 V52 V53 V54 V55 V56 V57 V58 V59 V60 V61 Support Search

Share page  Visit Us On FB

Copyright, 1886, by Henry J. Wehman.

They've got a little bell that seems to suit folks well,
They ring it when you give a chestnut old;
You hear it everywhere, on every thoroughfare,
It sounds so very funny I am told.
When men come home at night, all in a fearful plight,
And tell their wives they are not feeling well,
That business kept them out, now, then beyond a doubt,
That's the time to ring the "chestnut "bell.

When people try to tell you funny stories,
Or sing "Sweet Violets" or "Annie Lauries,"
And show you very clearly what a bore is,
Oh! that's the time to ring the "chestnut " bell!

The aldermen we've got are just an honest lot.
They never care for boodle I have heard;
But for our city's good they work, it's understood,
Tho' papers tell us this is quite absurd.
While Canada's so near, and over there they steer,
If any one of them should to you tell,
He hasn't made a cent, but is on pleasure bent,
That's the time to ring the "chestnut " bell.-Duet.

How oft a friend you see, a deacon he may be,
Who pops into a drug store every morn;
Of course it's not to drink, you wouldn't dare to think,
A bar-room, well you know, that he would scorn.
But when he slyly winks, and soda water drinks,
The drug man knows his customer quite well;
And if your friend should state, it wasn't whiskey straight,
That's the time to ring the "chestnut " bell.-Duet.
Download music lyrics PDF file For Printing with (no ads)
Download music lyrics in RTF file For editing / printing with Word and other editing software.
Download music lyrics as PNG Graphic file For inclusion in DTP etc.