American Old Time Song Lyrics: 42 I've Come Home To Stay
Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 42
I'VE COME HOME TO STAY.
Copyright, 1890, by Wm. A. Pond & Co.
Words by Edward Harrigan. Music by Dave Braham.
I've nothing but money and time,
Left me by my Daddy & Co.;
It's that sort of thing that keeps up a fling,
Quite jolly, decidedly so.
They say I'm a real heavy swell,
Quite English wherever I go;
This accent I got remarkably well,
While over in London, you know.
Oh! but I've come home to stay.
To promenade Broadway,
Mammas imploring, girls adoring,
Don't you go away.
With London I'm blase,
It's fog both night and day:
I'm one of you, oh, how do you do?
Oh, I've come home to stay.
The briny I've crossed many times,
Distinguished on every boat:
Each passenger fair would really declare-
Oh. isn't he brave when afloat!
One day, in a 'nor-western gale,
The ladies they all went below,
I staggered around, leaned over the rail,
While going to London, you-know.- Chorus.
I've hobnobbed with princes and dukes.
In fact, I was known us their chum:
While walking the Strand we do it up grand,
And many a bottle of Mumm
We've drank at the bar with the girls,
At every music hall show
That prayed for the lords and jolly old earls,
Just over in London, you know.- Chorus.
You ladies not quite in the swim,
A tip I'll give you on the fads:
Of the real English swell, the proper old fel's
Who dazzle and razzle the cads.
You beauties with sweet loving eyes,
Who'd marry a titled old bean.
Oh, take my advice, go capture the prize,
Just over in London, you know. - Chorus.