American Old Time Song Lyrics: 20 Major Gilfeather

Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 20

Home Songster main V01 V02 V03 V04 V05 V06 V07 V08 V09 V10 V11 V12 V13 V14 V15 V16 V17 V18 V19 V20 V21 V22 V23 V24 V25 V26 V27 V28 V29 V30 V31 V32 V33 V34 V35 V36 V37 V38 V39 V40 V41 V42 V43 V44 V45 V46 V47 V48 V49 V50 V51 V52 V53 V54 V55 V56 V57 V58 V59 V60 V61 Support Search

Share page  Visit Us On FB

Copyright, 1886, by Wm. A. Pond & Co.

Oh, beautiful Major Gilfeather!
The ladies remark With a sigh;
Oh, gracious, oh, my, did you ever
Observe such a beautiful eye?
The choicest of choice conversation
I give to the ladies, oh, dear!
In hotel or parlor, or station,
Oh, this is the language I bear:

Oh, how is the Major Gilfeather?
I'm a little bit under the weather.
It's smilingly then I'd endeavor
To borrow a five, do you see?
Oh, take it and keep it forever,
My friendship for you cannot sever.
For you are so royally clever!
Oh, meaning the Major, that's me.

To dinner I'm often invited,
It's out of my style to decline.
With rapture And joy I'm delighted,
And often prostrated with wine.
The ladies they say I'm bewitching.
In fact I'm a real Belvedere;
In ball-room, in parlor or kitchen.
Oh, this is the language I hear:-Chorus.

The tailors and barbers all know me,
They're envious of my great success;
They say, come and pay what you owe me!
I give them my name and address.
I leave them to mingle with fashion,
Their voices grate hard on my ear:
When hungry and needing a ration,
Oh, this is the language I hear:-Chorus.
Banks and Braes O' Bonnie Doon.

Ye banks and braes o' bonnie Doon,
How can ye bloom sae fresh and fair?
How can ye sing, ye little birds.
While I'm sae weary fu' o' care?
Yell break my heart, ye little birds,
That warble on the flowery thorn.
Ye mind me o' departed joys,
Departed never to return.

Aft have I strayed by bonnie Doon.
To see the rose and woodbine twine.
And ilka-bird sing o' its love
As fondly sae did I o' mine.
Wi' lightsome heart I pou'd a rose.
Sae sweet frae off the thorny tree:
But my fause lover stole the rose,
And. ah! he left the thorn with me.

Oh! blow ye flowers, your bonnie bloom
And draw the wild birds to the burn.
For Lumon promised me a ring.
And ye maun aid me should I mourn.
Oh! na, na, na, ye nood na bloom,
My een are dim and drowsy warn;
Ye bonnie birds, ye need na sing.
For Lumon never will return.

My Lumon a love in broken sighs
At dawning day by Doon ye'se hear.
At midday by the willow green;
For him I'll shed the silent tear.
Sweet birds, I ken yell pity me,
An join me wi' a plaintive sang.
While echo wakes to aid the mane
I raak for him I lo'ed sae lang.
Download music lyrics PDF file For Printing with (no ads)
Download music lyrics in RTF file For editing / printing with Word and other editing software.
Download music lyrics as PNG Graphic file For inclusion in DTP etc.