American Old Time Song Lyrics: 17 Blue Glass
Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 17
Copyright, 1877, by E. H. Harding.
Oh, this is the age of invention,
Strange wonders turn up every day,
All the sciences seem in convention,
Where they'll stop at no mortal can say;
But the latest and greatest of mysteries,
Which other wonders surpass,
To go down in posterity's histories,
Are these wonderful panes of blue glass.
'Tis a science none others compare to,
"The philosopher's stone found at last"
For 'twill cure all the ills flesh is heir to,
These wonderful panes of blue glass.
I If a pane of blue glass you put over
The head of your mother-in-law,
She'll be tame as a lamb in spring clover,
And she can't even wag her own jaw;
Your own wife won't dare ask where you've been to
If a night at your club you should pass
If you have in your own bed-room windows
These wonderful panes of blue glass.-Chorus.
'Twould do well in the windows of churches,
It might keep the preachers from sin.
And in street cars 'twould make the conductors
Account for each fare they take in;
And if you had a brick in your hat, sir,
For a solder man wanted to pass,
'T would be easy for you to do that, sir,
In your hat put a pane of blue glass.-Chorus.
A blue goblet full of good whiskey
Would be most too tempting to pass,
And no temperance man will get frisky
If he drinks his rum from a blue glass;
All the boarding-house keepers will have them.
And the boarders will get fat quite fast,
They can't tell the "shirt buttons "from "grizzle,"
When the "hash "is served up in blue glass.-Chorus
If we'd send up a dozen of glazers
To the Capitol with this "blue glass,"
Congressmen would be honest as "blazes,"
And the days of their stealing be past;
If we had "blue glass "ballot boxes,
We'd have fair elections at last,
And a President upright and honest,
If the "White House "was glazed with blue glass -Chorus.