American Old Time Song Lyrics: 27 There Goes Mcmanus

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Copyright, 1889, by T. R. Harms & Co.
Words and Music by B. H. Janssen.

McManus loaned a dress suit for a ball the other night,
The coat was much too large for him, the pants were very tight;
he bought a pair of patent shoes, a white tie and a rose.
In fact he had most everything in keeping with the clothes.
he called for Miss Gilhooley, who looked every inch a queen.
Her face was full of powder and her dress of emerald green;
The street was filled with neighbors when the party drove away,
They gave a shout when "Mc "came out, and he could hear them say:

There goes McManus in the latest London style.
There goes McManus and his face is all a smile;
He's as pretty as a picture, and as handsome us a rose.
There goes McManus in a brand new suit of clothes.

He felt his own importance when he walked across the hall-
They told him Miss Gilhooley was the belle of all the ball;
He danced the "polka "and the "waltz." and did it very nice,
But for a better fitting pants he'd given any price.
The next dance was a "lancers "and everything went well
"Salute your pards." McManus did. and then there was a yell;
No pants could stand a bow like that, and so Mc's gave away.
And when they rolled him in a cloth, he heard some people say:

There goes McManus with a rip right up his back,

-There goes McManus, please, do go and call a hack; For he looks just like a dummy and we only see his toes, There goes McManus in a misfit suit of clothes.
He packed the clothes all in a lump and took them back to "Cohn,"
And told him he'd not pay a cent for having them in loan;
"Mc "got so mad he took the coat and ripped it right in two,
Then got a grip on Levi Cohn, and punched him black and blue.
A policeman heard the racket in passing by the door.
He grabbed McManus by the arm and helped Cohn from the floor;
Cohn told the judge his story, then McManus had his say.
And as he paid the fine he thought he heard the people say: (

There goes McManus and he tried to be a swell
There goes McManus and he nearly got a "cell;"
He will always hear the story now, no matter where he goes,
About the night he tried to wear the misfit suit of clothes.
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