American Old Time Song Lyrics: 30 Mcmanus And His Spike Tail Coat

Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 30

Home Songster main V01 V02 V03 V04 V05 V06 V07 V08 V09 V10 V11 V12 V13 V14 V15 V16 V17 V18 V19 V20 V21 V22 V23 V24 V25 V26 V27 V28 V29 V30 V31 V32 V33 V34 V35 V36 V37 V38 V39 V40 V41 V42 V43 V44 V45 V46 V47 V48 V49 V50 V51 V52 V53 V54 V55 V56 V57 V58 V59 V60 V61 Support Search

Share page  Visit Us On FB

McManus and His Spike-Tail Coat.
Copyright, 1890, by M. F. Carey.
By M. F. Carey.

More power to McManus, for he was the one
Who distinguished himself above all;
Did you see the burlesque in the shape of a coat
That he wore at the Hibernian ball;
The tails of the garment hung down at his sides.
Like fenders they have on a boat;
And when he whirled 'round, you could play forty-fives
On the tail of McManus's coat.

Then all waltz around the room, everybody float;
You should see McManus then-he never missed a note;
Where was Ward McAllister-he'd surely cut his throat,
For McManus paralyzed them all with his spike-tail coat.

When McManns received his invite to the dance,
He at once gave his clothier a call;
Says he to McManus, I'll show you a coat
You can wear at a prize-fight or ball;
The tails of it can be detached from the rest,
A point in its favor you'll note;
Be gob, says McManus, I'll wear it to both.
And he purchased the wonderful coat.-Chorus.

When McManus togged out and jumped Into the whirl,
Sure he took every one by surprise;
Get on to McManus, the young fellows cried,
Why don't he take off his disguise;
He collided with some one, the tails got unloose,
But of this sure he never took note;
At last one fell down and disclosed a big patch,
Right under McManus's coat.-Chorus.

When the music had stopped and the dancers sat down,
It was then that the leader arose;
Says he, here's a rag that was found on the floor,
'Tis a section of somebody's clothes.
It's mine, says McManus, who jumped to the front
And grabbed the poor man by the throat,
And bad luck to the spieler, who ever he was,
That waltzed on the tail of me Coat.-Chorus.
Download music lyrics PDF file For Printing with (no ads)
Download music lyrics in RTF file For editing / printing with Word and other editing software.
Download music lyrics as PNG Graphic file For inclusion in DTP etc.

E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III