American Old Time Song Lyrics: 40 One Of His Legs Is Longer Than It Really Ought To Be

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One of His Legs Is Longer than It Really Ought to Be.
Copyright, 1893, by Spaulding & Kornder..
Words and Music by Lew Dockstader.

A friend of mine once got a fall that broke his leg and arm,
The doctor set them right away, which lessened our alarm,
And as the arm grew strong again our hearts were light and gay,
But when he tried to walk around we all began to say:

Why one o his legs is longer than it really ought to be,
We all began to pity him and gave our sympathy,
But John said, I don't care, because there's many more than me
Who has a leg that's longer than it really ought to be.
Some time ago a dashing dude a lovely damsel met,
He told the girl he loved her so her charms he'd ne'er forget;
She learned that he was wealthy, and I know the girl was poor,
But now the girl is wealthy and the man is broke, I'm sure.

And one of his legs is longer than it really ought to be,
I guess she must have pulled it till it loosened at the knee;
He used to be a model, for a splendid form had he,
But now one leg is longer than it really ought to be.
While riding on a railroad train a masher chanced to see
Two girls whom he invited in the dining car to tea;
They ate up everything they saw, for more began to shout,
The masher paid the bill and from the car came limping out.

For one of his legs was longer than it really ought to be,
Just think of settling on a train a dinner bill for three;
Just try the same yourself some day, and then you'll quickly see
That one leg will be longer than it really ought to be.
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