American Old Time Song Lyrics: 23 I Cannot See Where It Comes In

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I Cannot See Where It Comes In.
Copyright, 1888, by Ibsen & Co.
Words by Harry C. Clarke. Music by Jerome Hill.

To satirize topics some think very wrong,
But I cannot see where it comes in;
You'll probably say when I've finish'd this song,
I cannot see where it comes in.
I'll tell you of things that are now all the rage,
Not chestnuts of antediluvian age;
And until I've sung them I wont quit the stage,
For I cannot see where it comes in.

I'm courting a girl, but her father says, no!
And I cannot see where it comes in;
He looks at the clock to remind me to go,
But I cannot see where it comes in.
I spoke of toboggan this answer I drew,
"Toboggan, " says dad, "Oh. that never would do,
Unless you take me and the family, too!"
But I cannot see where they come in.

My wife says "her mother's just too sweet to live"
But I cannot see where it comes in;
Her ma's little weakness I must forgive,
But I cannot see where it comes in.
She swears at the servants and wants them all fired,
She wakes up the babies when I have retired:
And what she is good for, I've often inquired,
But I cannot see where she comes in.

Some think that the shop girls have nothing to do,
But I cannot see where it comes in;
They're expected to labor 'till nightfall for you.
But I cannot see where it comes in.
Some folks keep the saleswoman slaving along,
Displaying the goods, then they placidly say:
I don't think I want any dry goods to day!
But I cannot see where it comes in.

(Drinking Water.)
Some tell us that water's a good thing to drink,
But I cannot see where it comes in;
This town cannot boast of its water, I think,
So I cannot see where it comes in.
I once tried to drink some, it then came to pass,
That worms, caterpillars, brown paper and grass,
Were a few of the thing3 that I found in the glass,
And I cannot see where they come in.

(Street Cars.)
I'm told that the cars are convenient things,
But I cannot see where it comes in;
The dust to your pants so persistently clings,
And I cannot see where it comes in.
You rise for a lady and beg her to sit,
She'll accept quick enough, but her brows she will knit;
Do you think die will thank you? No, devil a bit!
She cannot see where it comes in.

(Prize Fights.)
There is far too much talk about Smith and John L.,
And I cannot see where it comes in;
They don't seem to fight, yet the gate receipts swell,
And I cannot see where it comes in.
They say that Jim Smith fought Kilrain very well.
Of the exploits of both I have heard people tell;

But compared with the world renowned champion, John L.,
I cannot see where they come in.

(Choke off.)
It's all very well to keep singing to you,
But I cannot see where it comes in;
My larynx is cracked, if not broken in two.
And I cannot see where it comes in.
Your patience to-night I have-greatly admired,
But to linger much longer would make you all tired.
And to hang around here 'till I'm bodily fired,
Well, I cannot see where it comes in.
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