American Old Time Song Lyrics: 42 That's The Way Queens Do
Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 42
THAT'S THE WAY QUEENS DO.
Copyright, 1894, by The S. Bralnard's Sons Co.
Words and Music by Frank K, Cole.
In the year eighteen hundred and ninety-three,
In the capitol city of fume,
Where political factions could never agree,
And money was scarce then as brain,
Lived a man of great proportions and gall hard to beat,
And his great prime minister too.
Who favored Queen Lill, free trade and Wall street,
For that is the way kings do.
For we'll all do our duty due these dudey-doos,
If they do their duty due to us;
But confidence in them I fear we all shall lose,
And then no doubt we'll have to make a fuss.
So we'll wait patiently for the coming
Of protection, our greatest friend so true.
When factories will all start up their humming,
For that is what the G. O. P. will do.
They sent a Blunt message to the Queen of rare bloom,
In her far away island home.
Where for her the Provisionists had no room,
As they're weary of having a throne.
Reinstatement of her was this wiley man's curse,
As he wanted her back where he knew
She'd welcome him over to help rule with force,
For that is the way queens do. - Chorus.
His support of this Queen so generous he thought,
On her grateful reply he then banks;
But alas, poor Grove for a dime can be bought,
For Lill has declined with thanks.
When she sent her reply that caused such a stir,
Twould give him a great pain she knew;
But she said, "I prefer Johnny Bull to you, sir,"
For that is the way queens do.- Chorus.
Now this would-be king must surely feel sore,
And W. Q. G. must now hate
Benny Harrison, Chrisanth'ums, Queen Lill And some more,
Because he's "not In it" of late.
Before going further I've something to pen,
And you know quite well It is true-
That Grover and Walter "had it in "for poor Ben,
For that is the way they will do.- Chorus.
In future our grand institutions must stand,
And none should try to defy,
For good American citizens are brim full of sand,
And for principles are willing to-be.
And should anyone try to pull down or loot
The red, the white and the blue.
We'll surely "spot them on the shoot,"
And that is what we will do.- Chorus.