American Old Time Song Lyrics: 27 Oh, Girly Girly
Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 27
Copyright secured 1879.
Words by Ed. Harrigan. Music by Dave Braham.
I'm a darling, they say, among the girls,
The dear little creatures I love;
As walking they go, sweet kisses they throw
From my third story window above.
"When they roll up their dear little eyes,
I would fall from the window and die;
And all of the hoys, who envy my joys,
Say: Danny, " they give you the guy.
Will anyone name the day?
Dolly and Kitty, and Mary so pretty-
For gracious sake! take me away.
With love I am drooping, they say;
I'll have one of ye yet-
That is, if I am let-
Oh, girly! Oh, girly! Oh, girly!
I buy all the nice valentines
To send to the ladies I know;
Bay rum on my hair-they often declare
I smell like the roses that grow;
My kids is a nate number ten,
It covers a went and a wen;
Will propriety in society,
I walk among the fine gentlemen.-Chorus.
Nicoll. the tailor, knows me-
I open a basket of wine
To take out the straw to pad my coat moreI'm home in my bed about nine.
When I walk for a day's exercise,
The goggles are over me eyes;
I'll wrestle and fall over top of them all
Wid any man under my size.-Chorus.
My collars, the Dave Levrick Style,
Fresh from the laundry at Troy;
Oh. every old maid who works at the trade
They say let him go, he's a boy;
To Salt Lake I must emigrate;
Great Caesar! but I'll fascinate
Every young girl with a bang or a curl
That swings on her father's front gate.-Chorus.