Cleanin' Silber in de Kitchen.
Copyright, 1895, by T. B. Harms & Co. All rights reserved
Words and Music by Gus Williams.
Cleanin' silber in de kitchen eb'ry Thursday afternoon;
Make it shine like dizzle dazzle, like de glimmer oh de moon;
Hummin' songs I larnt from mammy, when I was a little chile;
Niggers jinin' in de Chorus, as we're workin' all de while.
Singin' loud as we are able, eingin', ehoutin' all de time;
Happy, happy, like de angels, as along de clouds dey climb;
Eh ry one ob us is hummin', though we doesn't know de tune;
Cleanin' silber in de kitchen eb'ry Thursday afternoon.
Cleanin' silber in de kitchen, elbow grease it am de brush;
Till de knives and forks are shinin', and de spoons begin to blush;
All de sillier den does twinkle, lyin' dar in sweet repose,
Like a yaller gal in summer when she wears her Sunday clothes.- Chorus.