A BAD-A, TOUGH MAN.
Copyright, 1882, by Frank Queen.
Words and Music by Charles Connolly.
Ma name Pedro Mikeroni, me boss-a sweep-a gang,
Crossberry Street me live-a, 'round Riley's s'loon me hang;
Me no Italian duffer, at fight me take a whack,
Me smash and kick and slug-a, me drink And shew tobac.
For me Pedro, a bad-a, tough man, who from a battle no ran;
Me good on de fight-a, me boss on de bite-a, me tough, me a verra bad man.
Ma brad he sell de chesnut, ma sist'r sell de beer,
Ma kid play harp And sing a: "Deu Vive l'ltalia, dear;"
We carry all da knife-a, we pull-a sharp and quick;
De nose-a we no punch-a, but rib-a we can stick.-Chorus.
Irish a-man me hate-a, he like de whisk and beer,
he drink-a much, dhen say me: "I bit-a off your ear!"
I draw a stiletto quick-a, no frighten, still he stands.
But when I pull-a bomb-shell he throw-a up his hands.-Chorus.