American Old Time Song Lyrics: 36 Hes Got A New Hat Now

Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 36

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Copyright, 1891, by Francis, Day & Hunter.
Written and Composed by James Rolmaz.

You've often heard of me before, I am the fellow that
The people used to chaff about, "Where Did You Get That Hat?"
Because to gain my uncle's cash-a tidy sum-I had
To wear a hat that was In vogue when Adam was a lad.

I sold that old hat to the tailor, Jimmy Lundy,
Who wears it on one side when he goes out on a Sunday;
And then I bought this tile, which causes many a row,
For the boys all say, hip! hip! hooray! he's got a new hat now.

With lightning-like rapidity my legacy I spent;
I was the "J" who used to pay for all where'er I went;
And topers and teetotalers became quite thirsty, while
They asked me all the facts about my uncle's famous tile.-Chorus.

When I'd that hat, I oft received big offers to engage;
To travel round exhibiting my "brain-pan "on the stage.
And Barnum telegraphed to say, he'd pay in princely style.
If I would sell him for his show that pre-historic tile.-Chorus.

Day after day I was besought to sell, but I refused,
Till Jimmy Lundy tackled me, one night when I was boozed;
Then for a paltry dime or two that famous hat was sold.
Which, as a curiosity, is worth its weight in gold.- Chorus.
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