American Old Time Song Lyrics: 43 The Sunnyside Of Thompson Street Away Down Town

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THE SUNNYSIDE OF THOMPSON STREET AWAY DOWN TOWN.
Copyright, 1893, by Wm. A. Pond & Co.
Words by Edward Harrigan. Music by Dave Braham.

If you want to find de people of de colored population,
Indigo de Japanese, de black and da brown,
De greatest place in all de State, oh yes, in all de nation,
Am de sunnyside of Thompson Street away down town.

Chorus.
Now, white folks, keep on de shady side
When you're travelling around,
Don't talk loud, but keep your eye on de crowd,
(Spoken: Where?)
On de sunnyside of Thompson Street away down town.

Oh, it's when you see a copper chase a coon 'way up an alley,
Oh, de nigger seems to grow right out of the ground;
Oh, when he comes, get on de run, and don't you dilly dally
On de sunnyside of Thompson Street away down town.- Chorus.

Oh, it's dare you'll find a razor wid a nigger on the handle;
Day and night he's full of light, you can't him down.
A yellow wench sits on a bench a-making all de scandal,
On de sunnyside of Thompson Street away down town.- Chorus.

Oh, it's when you see a nigger dare a-laying in a wagon,
Rooms to let he's got to get, and sleep on de ground:
De copper chase him off de street, he can't lay on the flagging,
On de sunnyside of Thompson Street away down town.- Chorus.
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