American Old Time Song Lyrics: 37 I Was Told It Was Coming

Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 37

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I WAS TOLD IT WAS COMING.
Copyright, by Frank Hording.
Sung by Sam Devere with great success.

My friend Jones is quite a marvel, such a man you never saw;
And things that's going to happen he knows months and months before;
He, for instance, one day told me that before I went to bed
I should get the washstand basin thrown with force at my big head.

Chorus.
And it came, oh, Lor',
Such a fearful blow,
I shan't forget it for a year or so;
I feel sure I was not to blame,
I was told it was coming, and it came.

The first wife I was possessed of one fine day saw fit to die.
And the bitter tears of sadness quickly flowed out from each eye;
Then I vowed that I would never be annoyed with such a curse.
Jones met me, And said, you'll shortly have a wife a blamed sight worse.

Chorus.
And she came, oh, Lor',
Such a fearful blow,
I shan't forget her for a year or so;
I feel sure I was not to blame,
I was told she was coming, and she came.

Then again last Monday morning Jones met me and shook my hand;
All at once he burst out laughing-why, I could not understand;
I asked for an explanation, my friend Jones then winked at me.
He said, you expect a youngster-you go home you'll find there's three.

Chorus.
And they came, oh, Lor',
Such a fearful blow,
I shan't forget them for a year or so;
I feel sure I was not to blame,
I was told they were coming, and they came.

Last night Mr. Jones informed me that he knew, as sure as fate.
I had lately been out mashing a young girl, her name was "Kate:"
Then he very kindly told me that the girl had found me out,
And she'd call and see the "Madame," yes, she would, without a doubt.

Chorus.
And she came, oh, Lor',
Such a fearful blow,
I shan't forget her for a year or so,
I feel sure I was not to blame,
I was told she was coming, and she came.
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