American Old Time Song Lyrics: 43 An Aspiration Operatic

Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 43

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Copyright, 1893, by The S. Brainard's Sons Co.
Words and Music by M. Le Roy.

Your kind attention I would ask for a moment, while I tell
The story of a maiden fair who thought she sang quite well;
She'd bang upon the piano till the neighbors at her swore,
Yet higher still she'd shriek the notes of the "Lucia Lammermoore."

Her mamma and her papa, tho' they tried, they couldn't stop her;
For her taste was histrionic, and she sighed for fame lyronic,
To be a prima donna in the opera.
For her taste was histrionic, and she sighed for fame lyronic,
To be a prima donna in the opera.

The parents of this nightingale were blessed with mighty wealth,
And so the warbler vowed she'd go to Paris for her health;
But when she saw the flaming hills of the opera so grand
She yearned to take some lessons, and the art to understand.-Refrain.

So she soon procured a teacher, with a Franco-Prussian name,
Who sent her home to practice on a diatonic theme.
She studied for a year or two in all the minor keys,
Ascending and descending scales she sang with perfect ease.-Refrain.

She learned the intonations of the high and lower B,
Could trill a major seventh and end a song on D.
She finally was asked to sing on the opera comico,
When she made her disappearance with the impressario.-Refrain.
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