American Old Time Song Lyrics: 33 Jennie And Joe

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Copyright, 1891, by Will Rossiter.
Words and Music by W. C. Robey.

Jenny and Joe for years had been settled together,
Neither had heard a word about Mary or John;
Years passed away, all storms they had managed to weather,
And in the world together they'd both got on.
Time brought a change, Jenny got tired of the country,
Somewhere in town she wanted to live with her Joe;
Joe shook his head, determined he'd not leave the homestead,
She, in a rage, said," Stay where you are, I'll go."

"I'm mistress right here," said Jenny. "I am the master," said Joe.
"Half of it's mine," said Jenny. "The other half's mine, said Joe.
Said Joe, "I'll live here in the country." Said Jenny, "To town I will go."
'Twas just that small matter that started the quarrel twixt Jenny and Joe.

Joe took his hat and bid his sweet Jenny good morning;
out through the fields so sad and quite silent he went;
Jenuy sat down, the tears from her eyes quickly falling,
Thinking, no doubt, that Joe he would soon repent.
Quickly she rose, with rage in her heart nearly boiling,
Packed up her trunk and scattered his things on the floor;
Out of the house Jenny forever was going,
Just as her Joe walked in at the open door.

"I've packed up my half," said Jenny. "Leave my half alone," said Joe.
"I don't want your's," said Jenny. "Don't lose your temper," said Joe.
"I'll go to my mother," said Jenny, "your conduct to her I will show."
"You're welcome to go to your mother, but don't bring her up here," said Jim-.

Jenny then cried, as yet they had never been parted.
Said with a sigh, you first caused this strife to begin;
Joe said that he would rather remain by the river.
And when she pleased Jenny could come and drop In.
Then came a change, sighing and sorrow was banished,
Both gave a start and then fell to laughing instead;
Quickly they found their trouble and quarrel had vanished.
To their surprise they had been dreaming in Bed.

"You've got all the clothes," said Jenny. "You've got a fair half," said Joe.
"I've had a dream," said Jenny. "And I've had the same." said Joe.
They cuddled so fondly together and loudly with laughter did scream,
Both Jenny and Joe's still together, their quarrel was only a dream.
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