American Old Time Song Lyrics: 23 I Went With Him; Or, My Pal Jack

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I Went With Him; or, My Pal Jack.
Published by T. B. Harms & Co.
Words and Music by Leslie Reed.

One day my pal said, "lets go out,"
So I went with him; .
The streets he wandered round about,
And I went with him.
We met two young girls, bye the bye,
And one of them she looked so shy;
Jack said, "let's go there's no one nigh,"
So I went with him.

Chorus.
I went with him, for I could not leave
My pal, Jack, for I knew that he would grieve;
I was very well aware that for mashing he'd a whim.
And the ladies took my fancy, so I went with him.

He saw them home, 'twas in the town,
And I went with him;
They asked him in and he sat down,
And I went with him.
When suddenly, oh, dear! oh, Lor'!
The father came and stamped and swore;
He kicked Jack clean out thro' the door,
And I went with him.

Chorus.
I went with him, for I could not leave
My pal, Jack, for I knew that he would grieve;
The father stamped and swore, then with a savage grin,
He kicked Jack in the gutter, and I went with him.

He went to take a drink one night,
And I went with him;
And strange to say he got quite tight,
Tho' I went with him.
And when he'd spent nearly all his tin
On whiskey, ale and rum and gin,
A policeman came and ran Jack in,
And I went with him.

Chorus.
I went with him, for I could not leave
My pal. Jack, for I knew that he would grieve;
The policeman was so strong, altho' he looked so slim,
He took Jack to the station, and I went with him.

Next morn he came before the judge.
And I went with him;
And strange to say, he could not speak,
Though I was with him.
The judge looked stern, and said at once,
' Young man, you must have been a dunce;"
He sentenced Jack to three long months,
And I went with him.

Chorus.
I went with him, for I could not leave
My pal, Jack, for I knew that he would grieve;
He was so much afraid, and shook in every limb,
And I thought he might fed lonely, so I went with him.

One day he went out on the ice,
And I went with him;
He said that skating was so nice,

So I went with him.
We both were skating very well,
When suddenly I heard a yell;
The ice gave way and in Jack fell.
And I went with him.

Chorus.
I went with him, for I could not leave
My pal, Jack, for I knew that he would grieve;
We were very nearly drowned, for Jack he couldn't swim,
And as I never learnt myself, I went with him.
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