WHENEVER THERE'S A WOMAN IN THE CASE.
Copyright, 1892, by James Stillman, New York.
Words and Music by Gussle L. Davis.
'Way back in Eden Garden, long before the year of one.
Before there was a woman in the case,
Father Adam he was happy there and having lots of fun,
Before there was a woman in the core!
But his happiness was ended when he listened to Eve, you bet,
The garden-keeper told them to pack up their duds and "get ";
If it had not been for Eve, Adam could have been there yet,
But you etc there was a woman in the case!
Woman, woman, you are the daisy! you bring us to poverty, grief and disgrace!
I Drive some to suicide, set others crazy, whenever, wherever you're in the case!
Your husband may be out late from his home 'most ev'ry night,
And you think there is a woman in the case;
When at home he's cross and angry, with his wife he wants to fight;
It's because there is a woman in the case!
He will come in late, half tipsy, just enough to kick up strife:
You kiss him and say, "Hubby, don't you love your little wife?"
If he says "you make me tired!" not upon your natural life,
You can bet there is a woman in the case!-Refrain.
If you take the morning papers, you can read the daily crimes,
'Most always there's a woman in the case!
Men are killing one another in these quiet, peaceful times;
There is trouble 'bout some woman in the case!
Now your best girl she will shake you, she will leave you in the cold,
And skip off with some fellow that has lots and lots of gold.
You go get a gun and kill him, for your darling he has stole;
then they "swing "you for the woman in the case!-Refrain.
When seated in a horse-car, how politely you will rise
If a woman chances to enter in the case;
If she does not even thank you-if she does, it's a surprise-
Because she is the woman in the case!
They preach up "woman-suffrage "-the same rights as a man,
They say that women ought to vote-we'll fix it so they can.
So when she's riding in a car, give her the right to stand,
Even though she is the woman in the case!-Refrain.