American Old Time Song Lyrics: 15 I Saw Esau Kissing Kate

Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 15

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'Twas just about a year ago,
When I was down at Glo'ster,
I found a lass-but now, alas,
I find that I have lost her.
I'm sure I never can forget
The happy days that we saw,
Before the (lay on which we met
Her country cousin, Esau.

Spoken-For it was on that unlucky day that-

I saw Esau kissing Kate.
And the fact is we all three saw;
For I saw Esau, he saw me,
And she saw I saw Esau.

The Crystal Palace is, no doubt,
A scene of happy hours,
To loving pairs who roam about
Amongst the trees and flowers;
But I took Kitty there, and then
Unfortunately she saw
That horridest of country men,
Her country cousin, Esau.

Spoken?-But even then I never thought I should have to Bay:

She introduced this man to me,
And soon, behind a statue,
I saw what made me audibly
Exclaim: "I'm looking at you!"
'Tis sad indeed to have to state
What poor, unlucky me saw;
For there was Esau kissing Kate,
And Kate was kissing Esau.

Spoken-Yes, they had commenced the business arithmetically;
they began with simple addition of kisses, went right through
subtraction, and would have gone on to multiplication, had it not
been, been that-Chorus.

"Is this why you both quitted me,
Said I, "you little tartar?"
"Oh, yes, "said she," the rule of three
Is not so good as barter.
I went to school with him, she said,
And used to play at see-saw;
So. if you please, I think I'll wed
My country cousin, Esau."

Spoken-Well, said I, I came to a concert, but this is a concerted
piece I didn't expect to see; I scarcely knew what to say, for it was
enough to disconcert me altogether when-Chorus.

I took to heart my solo part,
For all my former glee, oh!
Was quite upset by their duet,
Which put me up a tree, oh!
But still my sorrow wasn't great
When in the papers we saw,
That Mr. Esau'd married Kate,
And Kate had married Esau.

Spoken-Oh, yes, I've quite recovered now, and am courting a prettier girl, but still it is not pleasant to reflect upon the day when-Chorus.
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