American Old Time Song Lyrics: 21 Mistress Jinks, Wife Of Captain Jinks

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Mistress Jinks, Wife of Captain Jinks
Tune- "Captain Jinks."

I am Mistress Jinks of Madison Square,
I wear fine clothes and I puff my hair,
And bow the gentlemen at me stare,
While my husband's in the army;
Where'er I go I'm talked about,
I'm talked about, I'm talked about;
I wear the latest fashions out,
While the Captain's in the army.

Spoken-And why shouldn't I? Everybody that sees me knows:

Chorus.

I am Mistress Jinks of Madison Square,
I wear fine clothes and I puff my hair,
And how the gentlemen at me stare,
While the Captain's in the army.

I give my parties and my balls,
And tend to all my evening calls,
And buy the beat I can find at Hall's
While my husband's in the army;
I write to him and he writes to me,
He writes to me, he writes to me,
And says that I must happy be
While the Captain's in the army.

Spoken-And why shouldn't I? He fights for his pay, I get it
and spend it, he's happy, so am I, for-Chorus.

He says he'll get a furlough soon,
And come back home to stay till June,
O! won't I sing a different tune
To my husband in the army;
I'll meet him then with kisses sweet,
With kisses sweet, with kisses sweet,
I'll hasten out of the door to meet
With the Captain home from the army.

Spoken-And why shouldn't I? Haven't I spent all his money?
Owe large bills, house rent due, nothing to wear, hungry, and,
well-Chorus.
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