American Old Time Song Lyrics: 39 The Bowery

Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 39

Home Songster main V01 V02 V03 V04 V05 V06 V07 V08 V09 V10 V11 V12 V13 V14 V15 V16 V17 V18 V19 V20 V21 V22 V23 V24 V25 V26 V27 V28 V29 V30 V31 V32 V33 V34 V35 V36 V37 V38 V39 V40 V41 V42 V43 V44 V45 V46 V47 V48 V49 V50 V51 V52 V53 V54 V55 V56 V57 V58 V59 V60 V61 Support Search

Share page  Visit Us On FB

Copyright, 1892, by T. B. Harms & Co.
Copyright, 1892. by Hoyt A Thomas.
Words by Chas. H. Hoyt. Music by Percy Gaunt.

Oh! the night that I struck New York,
I went out for a quiet walk;
Folks who are "on to" the city say,
Better, by far, that I took Broadway;
But I was out to enjoy the sights;
There was the Bowery ablaze with lights;
I had one of the devil's own nights­I'll never go there any more.

The Bowery, the Bowery;
They say such things, and they do strange things
On the Bowery, the Bowery­I'll never go there any more.

I had walked but a block or two.
When up came a fellow and me he knew;
Then a policeman came walking by,
Chased him away, and I asked him why.
"Wasn't he pulling your leg," said he.
Said I, "he never laid hands on me!"
"Get off the Bowery, you Yep!" said he­I'll never go there any more.- Chorus.

I went into an auction store;
I never saw any thieves before;
First he sold me a pair of socks,
Then said he, "How much for the box?"
Some one said "two dollars! "I said ' three!"
He emptied the box and gave it to me­"I sold you the box, not the socks," said he­I'll never go there any more.-Chorus.

I went into a concert hall,
I didn't have a good time at all;
Just the minute that I sat down
Girls began singing, "New Coon in Town,"
I got up mad And spoke out free.
"Somebody put that man out," said she;
A man called a bouncer attended to me­I'll never go there any more.-Chorus.

I went into a barber shop;
He talked till I thought he would never stop;
I, cut it short, he misunderstood,
Clipped down my hair just as close as he could;
He shaved with a razor that scratched like a pin,
Took off my whiskers and most of my chin;
That was the worst scrape I ever got in­I'll never go there any more.- Chorus.

I struck a place that they called a "dive";
I was in luck to get out alive;
When the policeman heard my woes,
Saw my black eyes and my battered nose,
"You've been held up!" said the "copper" fly!
"No, sir; but I've been knocked down! "said I;
Then he laughed, though I couldn't see why­I'll never go there any more.-Chorus.
Download music lyrics PDF file For Printing with (no ads)
Download music lyrics in RTF file For editing / printing with Word and other editing software.
Download music lyrics as PNG Graphic file For inclusion in DTP etc.