American Old Time Song Lyrics: 31 There's Another Good Man Gone Wrong
Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 31
THERE'S ANOTHER GOOD MAN GONE WRONG.
Of sayings that art' old and new,
A good stock I have heard,
That well apply to many things,
Both solemn And absurd;
But still the best of all, I think,
The subject of my song;
Though please don't round on me and say"There's another good man gone wrong."
There's another good man gone wrong,
There's another good man gone wrong.
How oft you'll hear that speech severeThere's another good man gone wrong.
In coming down the street to-day
I noticed neighbor Spare
Reclining in the gutter, with
His heels high in the air;
He'd two black eyes, a broken nose,
Around him was a throng;
I couldn't help remarking then"There's another good man gone wrong."
Spoken-- Very good sort of a chap was Spare, but he married a widow and
very naturally took to drink, they always do; whenever I see a case of that
kind I always say: -Chorus.
At home I am the quietest chap,
And rows I never raise.
Although I own I cannot bear
The thought of washing-days;
But last week I had such a row,
We went at it ding-dong,
Until the neighbors shouted out"There's another good man gone wrong!"
Spoken-I banged the furniture about, smashed fourteen plates, two cups
and a soup tureen, threw the baby's cradle into the fire, burned my wife's chignon,
And all the neighbors shouted out:-Chorus.
We had the brokers in last mouth,
At least we'd only one.
But he had appetite for six,
When feeding he'd begun;
To pay him out I took my watch,
To pawn it for a sons'.
But "Uncle," when I showed it, said"There's another good man gone wrong."
Spoken -I asked him only two pounds on it, but before I know where I was,
I found myself kicked out into the street and the pawnbroker remarking:
"Why, the works ain't fit for a mangle!" while all the little boys cried: Cho.
Some slight advice I tender you
Before fI take my leave,
And that it is of value, you
Will readily conceive;
Be careful, as you go through life,
To work with vigor strong;
Then folks will ne'er have cause to say"There's another good man gone wrong." -Chorus