American Old Time Song Lyrics: 30 The Cart Before The Horse
Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 30
THE CART BEFORE THE HORSE
Written by Harry Dacre.
Sung with immense success by Bonnie Kate Harvey.
The world is full of great mistakes, for instance, some believe
That all the faults of human-kind are traced to mother Eve.
Men say that Adam was a saint who loved his solitude.
Until a female came to him And taught him to be rude.
Oh, what a delusion! oh, what a mistake,
What a terrible blunder for anybody to make.
It's really just the opposite, they've run right off the course,
They've got the story wrong side up And the cart before the horse.
A girl get's home a trifle late, her ma looks awful black;
And says, "I hear you've been a walk with that young Wastrel Jack.
And people saw him kissing you just where the lights were dim.
No, no, mamma, Jack ne'er kissed me! for I was kissing him.-Chorus.
Some people come to music halls and listen to each song;
They find fault here and find fault there And criticise so strong.
They say it they could get a chance, a star they'd quickly be;
But when they face an audience, how soon they change their key.-Chorus
Some loving pairs made up their minds to go And do a splice;
In spite of all our warnings, and of married folks' advice,
She thinks that wedlock's bliss on earth, he thinks it's worth a try;
But afterwards you'll sometimes hear these spooney couples cry:-Chorus.