American Old Time Song Lyrics: 42 Looking For Something Like That

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Looking for Something Like That.
Copyright, 1894, by Henry J. Wehman.
Written and sung by Jas. McAvoy.

While singing this evening I'll not get too gay,
For you're looking for something like that,
I'll give you some ginger, that is, in a way,
If you're looking for something like that.
What you hear will not shock you, you needn't turn pale,
This song for to please you I know it won't fail.
It's like wide cars you see on a narrow gauge rail,
If you're looking for something like that.

Chorus.
Well, you're looking for something like that,
You're looking for something like that;
I'll fool you right here, for you got the wrong steer
When you're looking for something like that.

There's nine out of ten, we will say, in a pinch,
That are looking for something like that;
You're all right in line and I know it's a cinch,
When you re looking for something like that.
You'll listen to anything chock full of spice,
And when you don't get it you're chilly as ice,
Well, I know how to do it and give it out nice,
If you're looking for something like that.

Chorus.
Oh, you're looking for something like that,
I'll gamble it's something like that:
Now I'll have to decline, for it's out of my line,
If you're waiting for something like that.

To-day I was very near choked for a drink,
I was looking for something like that;
When I braced the bartender and gave him the wink,
He tumbled to something like that.
He picked up a bottle before I could sneak,
Then he squirted the seltzer right up in my cheek,
Then my face and my whiskers they started to leak,
I was looking for nothing like that.

Chorus.
I was looking for nothing like that,
I was dreaming of nothing like that:
Says a bum at the door that just got it before,
"I was looking for something like that."

For instance, a lady you pass on the street,
You're looking for something like that;
You stare in her face and you gaze at her feet,
If you're looking for something like that.
She might turn around, and perhaps she might stop,
She might spring that old chess, let her handkerchief drop,
It's your cue if you're chasing, just follow her up,
She's looking for something like that.

Chorus.
If you're looking for something like that,
If you're looking for something like that,
I needn't tell you, for you know what to do,
When you're flirting with ladies like that.

I'll go home and my wife she'll start in with her speech,
I am waiting for something like that;
And you ought to hear her, you'd say she's a peach,

You've heard lectures, but nothing like that.
Ten yards is the distance I generally keep,
Or else with a flat-iron behind me she'll creep,
Should she swing and she'd hit me she puts me to sleep,
Well, I am looking for something like that

Chorus.
When she soaks me it's something like that,
She can upper-cut something like that;
When I stay out too late and come home with a skate,
I am sure to get something like that.

At the front door she'll kiss you good-bye in the morn,
"Good-bye, love," or something like that;
And she tells you how lonely she is when you're gone,
She's sure to spring something like that.
And scarcely before you get out of the block
Around at the back door somebody will knock,
But whatever I tell you, don't take any stock,
I am looking for something like that.

Chorus.
I am looking for something like that,
I've often been looking for that;
Well, It's better, of course, for to get a divorce,
When they're keeping you guessing like that.
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