American Old Time Song Lyrics: 31 For A Week Or Two

Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 31

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I've got an engagement to sing at this hall,
Not for long, for a week or two.
Though I freely admit that the sal'ry is small.
Still I'm herd of Sims Reeves, a great tenor is he,
But a far greater tenor before you you see.
And when you have heard me you're certain to be
Very ill for a week or two.
I don't mean for good.
It's not likely I should.
Only just for a week or two.

Some girls are so true that they stick to one man,
Heart and soul, for a week or two.
They say that "forget him, oh, they never can I"
And they don't for a week or two.
If you ask for a kiss, the dear girl Stands aghast.
And says you are wicked and forward and fast;
If you kiss her, she likes it And wishes 'twould last.
Yummy, yum; for a week or two.
Each dear little miss
Thinks that kissing is bliss.
And would hug for a week or two.

I courted a dear girl name Julia Gray
On my knees for a week or two.
Then married and to the seaside went away,
Happy man for a week or two.
Some fellows won't marry, they don't wish to splice;
They'd get married at once if they took my advice;
Married life is delightful, its glorious, it's nice,
It's am jam for a week or two.
Your wife seems a love,
She's an angel, a dove.
All your own for a week or two.

Before I sing here all my songs, I rehearse
Very hard for a week or two.
And I know that a pointed, political verse
You'll applaud for a week or two.
Some speak of Lord Churchill in language, unkind;
They say he is foolish because he resigned.
But he's better than some, for he knows his own mind.
So he does for a week or two.
In the statesmanship race
He took Beaconsfield's place.
Which he held for a week or two.

I own I've not been on good terms with my wife,
Awful rows, for a week or two.
In fact, we've had nought but dissension and strife,
Wretched home for a week or two.
My wife caught me kissing our servant girl, Jane.
And "ructions ensued, tho' I tried to explain,
But I've promised I never will trouble again,
And I won't for a week or two.
I'm getting too warm,
I'm going to reform,
I'll be good for a week or two.
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