American Old Time Song Lyrics: 34 Keep It Longer

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KEEP IT LONGER
Copyright, 1889, by Chas. D. Blake & Co.
Written and Composed by Wm. B. Glenroy.

I started in to write a song, but no title had I for it,
And then I thought it was no use, and would not make a hit;
I was just about to tear it up and throw the scraps away.
When something seemed to change my mind, a thought struck me to say:
I guess I'll keep it longer, don't yer know,
I guess I'll keep it longer, don't yer know,
For, although I do not need it now,
I may find use for it somehow,
And I guess I'll keep it longer, don't yer know.

You'll notice, as I sing this song, a hoarseness in my throat;
I've got an awful cold, for I have got no overcoat;
The one I had is up in pawn-I hope to get it soon-
The broker now has had it ever since the first of June.
I guess he'll keep it longer, don't yer know,
I guess he'll keep it longer, don't yer know.
For of all the money can earn.
To treat my friends the most will turn,
So I guess he'll keep it longer, don't yer know.

The great prize-fight is over now, and I think the best man won.
John L. went there to stand and fight, Kilrain went there to run;
At last poor Jake was tired out, and to the ground was hurled.
While the Boston boy retained his name, the "Champion of the World."
I guess he'll keep it longer, don't yer know,
I guess he'll keep it longer, don't yer know;
Against all men from everywhere.
He's won the title fair and square,
And I guess he'll keep it longer, don't yer know.

The base-ball craze is at an end, each had a favorite nine,
Both East And West and North and South, and some of them were fine;
Some people thought the Boston Club of the pennant had a loan.
But New York won the great league race and brought the pennant home.
And I guess they'll keep it longer, don't yer know,
I guess they'll keep it longer, don't yer know;
How Chicago folks did boast and brag.
But the New York Club has got that flag.
And I guess they'll keep it longer, don't yer know.

I was married to a nice young girl about a year ago;
I thought she was the sweetest lass that one could wish to know.
But she skipped off with another chap while at my work away,
And the rascal's had her ever since two weeks ago to-day,
And I guess he'll keep her longer, don't yer know,
I guess he'll keep her longer, don't yer know;
The girl Is handsome, strong and fat,
What more can a fellow want than that?
I suppose he'll keep her longer, don't yer know.
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