American Old Time Song Lyrics: 41 Keep A Still Tongue In Your Head

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Keep a Still Tongue in Your Head.
Words and Music by Barney Chambers.

They say I'm a foolish young man,
And others they say I've no sense,
Faith I wish they would hold their bother,
And give poor Barney a chance.
Although I've not been to college,
Faith I know I have been to school,
And my dad learned me part of knowledge,
As I sat on the three-legged stool.

Keep a still tongue in your head, Barney,
And keep a still tongue in your head,
Never mind what they say but just walk away,
And keep a still tongue in your head.

One day when I was out walking,
A fellow cried "Here, Barney, stop,"
Bedad sure I thought he was larking
When he said "is there anything dropped?"
"Oh, murder I" says I, "what is it?"
Said he, "it's a diamond, I'm sure,"
Says I, "I think it's a beauty,"
For I never had seen one before.

Spoken-Says he, "if you give me ten
dollars you can have it." Says I, "if
you give me ten cents you can keep it."- Cho.

Now, there's Mrs. Maloney,
She lives here next door,
And if she don't fight with her neighbors,
She fights with the key in the door.
You know we can't live without them,
And it's true what my old father said.
A woman was never known to live in this world,
And keep a still tongue in her head.- Chorus.
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