THE LIGHT-GREEN PARASOL.
By Frank Van Hess. Sung by Charles Morton.
The most eventful, precious day, I never shall forget,
'Twas in the merry month of May, a blue-eyed girl I met.
Oh! such a duck, with wavy hair, slender waist, and rather tall;
She'd rosy cheeks, complexion fair, and a light-green parasol.
She'd a light-green parasol, she'd a light-green parasol;
Fit for an earl, I thought this girl with a light-green parasol.
She made a curtsey, then I bowed-what man could do much less?
Said I: "There's rain in yonder cloud, take shelter, charming miss."
"There's not a tree about, "said she, "but if the rain should fall,
We both will find a shelter 'neath my light-green parasol.- Cho.
Although the rain did not descend, I got beneath its shade;
Said I: "I hope I don't offend." Said she: "Don't be afraid;
You are just the partner I should choose for life or at a ball;
So how a share can I refuse of my light-green parasol" - Chorus.
I felt enraptured with her quite, so proffered her my hand.
She accepted mine with much delight, but my woes you'll understand,
When I tell you how I was victimized, which I was, no doubt at all,
And by the only girl I prized, with the light-green parasol.- Chorus.
Next morning we'd to meet at church, quite punctual I was there;
But I found I'd been left in the lurch, and sold, too, I declare;
For another chap, in wedding clothes, him her intended she did call.
Who knocked me down and broke my nose with her light-green parasol.-Cho.
How many wretched months rolled by, of her I saw no more,
Till one morn I heard an infant cry on the footsteps near my door;
I took the babe within my arms, but nearly let it fall;
For in its breast it had the mark of a light-green parasol.- Chorus.