American Old Time Song Lyrics: 19 Isnt That An Awful Shame

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ISN'T THAT AN AWFUL SHAME?
Copyright, 1888, by M. H. Rosenfeld and E. J. H. Stecher.
Written for America's favorite comedian, Toney Hart

Every night in my back yard,
Isn't that an awful shame?
Pussy cats are fighting hard.
Isn't that an awful shame?
Take my bootjack and my gun,
Isn't that an awful shame?
When I'm ready off dey run,
Isn't that an awful shame?

Refrain.
Isn't that an awful shame?
Isn't that an awful shame, little children?
Isn't that an awful shame,
What wicked things we do?

Chorus.
Oh! come, dear children, we'll join dat happy band,
Oh! come, dear children, we'll reach dat promised land,
Oh! come, dear children, and take me by the hand,
Come along, come along, come along, come along wid me.

Nowadays the girls are fly,
Isn't that an awful shame?
Wearing bangs down on deir eye,
Isn't that an awful shame?
Trying hard to make a mash,
Isn't that an awful shame?
All they want is your sweet cash,
Isn't that an awful shame?-Refrain & Chorus.

Little boy was very rude,
Isn't that an awful shame?
Said he'd like to be a dude,
Isn't that an awful shame?
Till his mamma sung and danced,
Isn't that an awful shame?
With the broomstick on his pants,
Wasn't that an awful shame?-Refrain & Chorus.

Have you heard the latest gag?
Isn't it an awful shame?
A girl's best friend's her powder rag,
Isn't it an awful shame?
Paints herself just like a rose,
Isn't it an awful shame?
Paints her mouf and jaws and nose,
Isn't that an awful shame?-Refrain & Chorus.

As I reed de paper through,
Isn't that an awful shame?
Of de land where shamrocks grew,
Isn't that an awful shame?
Dear old country o'er de sea,
Isn't that an awful shame?
Why not make old Ireland free?
Isn't that an awful shame?-Refrain & Chorus.

Oh! Mary Walker loves to sigh,
Isn't that an awful shame?
"Hush, Little Baby, don't You Cry!"
Isn't that an awful shame?
See her skip, and see her dance,
Isn't that an awful shame?

Drest up in my Sunday pants,
Isn't that an awful shame?-Refrain & Chorus.

Way down dar in Satan's hole?
Isn't that an awful shame?
Dar was Bobby Ingersoll,
Wasn't that an awful shame?
Bobby says, "I'm full of sin!"
Wasn't that an awful shame?
Satan said, "You can't come in!"
Wasn't that an awful shame?-Refrain & Chorus.

Street-car drivers on a strike,
Isn't that an awful shame?
Can't they treat them all alike?
Isn't that an awful shame?
Fourteen hours, mighty ruff,
Isn't that an awful shame?
Don't they have to work enough?
Isn't that an awful shame?-Refrain & Chorus.
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