American Old Time Song Lyrics: 43 They Never Tell All What They Know

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

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Copyright, 1893, by Wm. A. Pond & Co.
Words by Edward Harrigan. Music by Dave Braham.

Dere's all kind of people to make up a world,
The good ones, the bad ones, and others;
But I can tell you where the Christian and Jew
Live happy like two little brothers.
Their money is made by bargain and trade,
And the children so plentiful grow;
Just go look around the East side of town,
Where they never tell all what they know.

It's Hester Street, Essex Street, Bowery, Canal,
Oh, dear, what a wonderful show:
Just go look around the East side of town,
Where they never tell all what they know.

I'll tell you of a merchant that's living so grand,
Yes, happy in comfort And riches;
But please understand that he sold second-hand
Old dresses, old coats and the breeches.
His shop it burned down, yes. clean to the ground,
His insurance was paid long ago;
That cat was a scamp that jumped on the lamp,
But I never tell all what I know-Chorus.

Now I know of a widow-nice woman, my friend-
Who used to sell pig's feet and honey;
She's now very grand, 'cause she caught second-hand
A Hebrew with plenty of money.
She went for his gold, because he was old,
And his hair was as white us the snow;
Oh, she's very gay, I don't give it away,
I never tell all what I know.-Chorus.

Dey say some of our people are hungry to-day;
To me that is awfully funny;
Find Hebrews a-tramp, you can't with a lamp,
They "re bankers with plenty of money. I
There's many a case when some of our race
Let dollars like water to flow:
We're out for the dust, and it's riches or bust,
But I never tell all what I know.-Chor.
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