American Old Time Song Lyrics: 19 Theyre Not Asleep

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Written by Hen. Allen, of Devere and Allen.

The female sex of the present day art- in all sorts of disguise,
Their make up is neat, their talk is sweet, on them you say is no flies;
To Coney Island you may go, around you they will creep,
They'll cut a dash and then you're mashed, for they're not asleep.

They're not asleep, they're not asleep,
Diamonds wear, with golden lockets, on the strength of young men's pockets,
They're not asleep, they're not asleep,
You'll spend your dust, go home you must, for they're not asleep.

The water is fresh, the air is cool, you bet they are no fool,
They'll call you dear, for a glass of beer, then play you a game of pool,
They walk you down upon the shore, their style you will adore,
You say it's nice, and spend your price, for wine you'll call for more.-Chorus.

They're not asleep, they're not asleep,
With celluloid bustle, they will hustle, use your face with all their muscle,
They're not asleep, they're not asleep,
They get your money, now ain't it funny, while you are fast asleep.

To Long Branch with your diamond pin, you take the races in,
With your money in your open hand, she tickles you under the chin;
She says, "Now George, dear, don't you net, " with their la-la they can't be beat,
Your boodle will go before you know, while they put you fast to sleep.

But they're not asleep, they're not asleep;
You'll lose your diamond ring and lockets, then go home with empty pockets,
They're not asleep, they're not asleep,
You'll buy her a sealskin cloak, your bank-book broke, while you are fast a sleep­
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