American Old Time Song Lyrics: 19 I'm A Jolly Little Fellow

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Written by J. P. Skelly.

I'm quite a social favorite,
Of all the girls the pet,
I sport the latest fashion,
Tho' I'm seldom out of debt.
My wardrobe's varied and complete,
My necktie's pink and yellow;
I'm known around society,
As a jolly little fellow.

I'm a jolly little fellow,
In my manner free and gay,
Tho' with wine I'm often mellow­'Tis for pleasure by the way;
All my friends with gladness greet me,
Wherever I may be,
They love to share the hours so fair,
In a jolly time with me.

I've lately thought of marriage,
And, with serious intent,
Unto the lady's rich papa,
With trembling heart I went.
He chilled me when he coolly said:
"What claims have you, pray tell? " "Oh!
I know she loves me, sir, because
I'm a jolly little fellow."

Spoken-Yes, the old gentleman seemed somewhat surprised
when I demanded the hand of his daughter. "Who are you, any­way? " said he. "Why, don't you know me? " said I; "I'm
Berry Wall! My parents are very rich. My father is a poet­hence their opulence. His wealth being ' tied up,' however, (in
other people's purses), he is compelled to utilize his descriptive
talents in the unromantic field of commerce as a book agent, while
I, fully appreciating my own qualifications, drift upon the surface
of a dazzling world as an exemplifier of fashion. I shall be a good
husband to her, " says I, "and do her errands for her like a little
gentleman. I shall never lose my temper, because "-Chorus.

I soon shall be a Benedict,
And then I'll settle down;
I'll feed my wife on blandishments,
And kiss away each frown.
Perhaps in future there may come
Domestic storms to bellow,
When I am dancing on my knee,
A jolly little fellow!

Spoken-Of course, no one knows what may happen. But in
any event, you always find that-Chorus.
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