American Old Time Song Lyrics: 37 Just Because She Didnt Know The Way

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JUST BECAUSE SHE DIDN'T KNOW THE WAY.
Copyright, 1892, by Francis. Day & Hunter.
Written and Composed by
Chas. Williams and George Sinclair.

Perhaps you've never seen my sister?
She's the strangest girl alive.
(When a sweetheart first embraced her,
We thought she would ne'er survive!)
Really she is much too bashful-
Quite a prudish sort of miss;
Why, her young man had to, to teach her
How to give and take a kiss.

Chorus.
Just because "she didn't know the way"(What a silly thing for any girl to say!)
In about a tick or two, he had taught her what to do,
Just because "she didn't know the way."

She consented to be married,
So one night they both did roam
'Round about the shops of London,
Furnishing "the happy home."
Clara carried chairs and tables,
But (I never shall forget!)
She made her intended husband
Trundle home their *bassinette-

Chorus.
Just because she didn't know the way,"
(What a silly thing for any girl to say)
And he did get chaffed, you bet, pushing home that bassinette,
Just because "she didn't know the way."

Then upon the wedding morning,
Johnny J, went to the church,
After half an hour of waiting,
Found she'd left him in the lurch!
Home he hurried, saw my sister,
Swore "her reasons he would know"
Found that no one could persuade her
From the house that morn to go-

Chorus.
Just because "didn't know the way" (What a silly thing for any bride to say!)
Well they got to church too late, for a week they had to wait,
Just because "she didn't know the way.

When at length they both got settled,
Poor dear mother called one day.
And informed the happy couple
"She'd made up her mind to stay!"
Juggins took to keeping late hours,
Ma would wait up half the night-
Pounce upon him in the passage,
When he reeled helpless "tight"-

Chorus.
Just because she really knew the way;
She would wait night after night for Mr. J.,
Then with glee she used to trace "ten commandments on his face.
Just because she really knew the way.

They'd been married just a twelvemonth
When a "little stranger" came;

People said "'twas dada's image-
Eyes and nose the very same!"
For the first three months, or longer,
Father nursed the little chap-
Had to warm the feeding-bottle,
And to make the darling's pap-

Chorus.
Just because "she didn't know the way"(What a funny thing for any wife to say!)
He would nurse it half the night, in garment cool and white,
Just because "she didn't know the way."

*Baby carriage.
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