American Old Time Song Lyrics: 30 Don't Blame Me, For I Didnt Do It

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Don't Blame Me, for I Didn't Do It.
Copyright, 1880, by K. A. Saalfield.
By Charles H. Duncan.

Some time ago, as you must know, I met a charming girl;
She looked so very pretty my brain got in a whirl;
She wore a small shell-bonnet that became her well, indeed;
But when she slipped down on the ice, my heart for her did bleed.
Spoken-Oh, heavens I you should have seen that girl's countenance change
when she struck. "She was all broke up. and so was the ice." Thinking to
do her a favor, I went up and tried to assist her to arise, when she exclaimed,
"It seems to me you are very officious." "Why," said I, "young lady, so far
as your fall is concerned, why"-

Don't blame me, for I didn't do it;
Don't blame me, for I didn't do it;
Don't blame me, for I didn't do it;
I am not to blame.

She begged that I'd excuse her, which, of course. I quickly done;
She handed me a scented card-the charmer I had won;
She stated that her father was a very peculiar man,
Was training for a prize-fight and his name was Reckless Dan.

Spoken-Reckless Dan, one of these fellows that goes into a butcher-shop,
calls for a pluck, liver And lights, with a sheep's heart attached, carrying it
around, telling everybody he has cut somebody's heart out. Reckless Dan,
beautiful name for an infant to lisp, nice name for a father-in-law, but I was
completely "gone" upon the girl, so I made an arrangement to call the next
evening. I called; sang her a Little song outside; I got through one verse, And
received a present. The night being very warm, I thought first it was perspira­tion; well, it didn't rain that night, and I got sopping wet. As I walked sadly
away, I heard a shrill voice yell:-Chorus.

I stuck to her just like a leech; we're married most a year;
On good terms with her father, and have nothing now to fear.
We've got a baby; it's a girl; she is her mother's joy;
But I'm not fond of girls at all; I'd rather have a boy.
Spoken-Yes, and I told my wife only the other day that I'd sooner have a
boy, and said she, "Charles" -now, ladies and gentlemen, I don't mind telling
you what my wife said (of course, a man's conversation with his wife is
supposed to be secret), but I feel confident that you won't betray my confidence.
So, when I told my wife I'd sooner have a boy than a girl, she said:-Chorus.
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