American Old Time Song Lyrics: 23 She Danced Like A Fairy

Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 23

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I'll relate to you public the source of my woes,
They're worse than Card blows, for nobody knows
When with love your young heart like a cauliflower grows.
And the girl don't care two-pence for you.
The case it Is mine, I'm sorry to say,
Through a girl-when I think my heart heaves-
Whom I taught to dance in an exquisite way,
And sing twice as well as Sims Reeyes.

She danced like a fairy, and sang like a bird
She did on my word-but rather absurd;
She doated on Vivian, a man that you've heard.
And so she skedaddled from me.

Then her father sold goods on a second-hand plan.
He'd, when he began, no meat in the pan;
But from little to big he became a great man,
And he now has a hand-me-down shop
Coats, trousers and waistcoats for him she would turn.
And convert the old shirts into new;
When business was done, then her steps she would learn.
And dance in a suit of light blue.-Chorus.

The first time that I met her, 'twas at her pa's shop,
I outside did stop, then inside did pop;
Half a sovereign bright in her little palm drop,
Said: "Have you got a suit to fit me?"
She showed an assortment, bats, coats, boots as well.
And at last I chose these like a man;
She said I looked handsome, in love with me fell-
From that time our courtship began.-Chorus.

On each Saturday night I my clothes would redeem,
It's just like a dream, so strange does it seem;
Just to think we on Sundays looked like king and queen,
When from " Uncles " I'd borrowed my clothes.
He'd lend me my Chesterfield just for the day,
And on Mondays I'd take him them back;
The money spend on her-but to my dismay,
One morning she gave me the sack.-Chorus.

But Charles Vivian got clothes from the same shop as me,
And soon I could see with me 'twas U P;
He made friends with her father, and with them took tea.
And he sang them his last comic songs.
His soft winning ways her affections did win,
And then he took her feelings by storm;
He then brought her out, and he thus took her in,
For with him now she does perform.-Chorus.
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