American Old Time Song Lyrics: 30 I've Only Been Out With The Boys
Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 30
I've Only Been Out with the Boys.
Copyright, 1882, by Wm. J. A. Lieder.
Words and Music by Tommy Tucker. Arranged by Jos. Schwenseck.
'Bout one month ago I got married, and, of course, I'm not quite settled down;
On a Saturday night I'm inclined to with the boys, take a stroll 'round the town.
I come home about two in the morning, when I think everything is serene,
But I find that my young wife is waiting, to ask what does such conduct mean.
Spoken-After going through my pockets she asks where I've been, so I just
I've only been out with the boys, my dear.
We made quite a noise and got full of beer,
And that is the reason I act so queer,
I've only been out with the boys.
Of course, she does then pout and tell me that she will go home to her ma,
And just for a joke I do ask her to please come and light my cigar.
I then tumble down on the sofa, while she has a short little cry.
And when she says this is a nice time to come home, I only reply:-Chorus.
Now when I wake up in the morning, I promise the pledge I will take,
And tell her if she wants a favor, I will do anything for her sake.
We're happy and friendly once more, like two turtle-doves on a tree,
Till Saturday night comes around again, and I have another good spree.
Spoken-And when she scolds, all I say is:-Chorus.