American Old Time Song Lyrics: 47 I'm Going To Tell On You Katie
Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 47
I'm Going to Tell on You, Katie.
Copyright, MDCCCXCV, by Henry J. Wehman.
Words and Music by George C. Edwards.
Sisters are nice to have sometimes,
But I think they're oft in the way;
For instance, when you have a sweetheart,
Then three is a crowd, so they say;
I've a sister quite young, but she had such a tongue,
And whene'er I took her out,
If I met a beau, she'd look at me so,
And then shake her finger and shout:
"I'm going to tell on you when home I go;
You'll get a scolding then for acting so;
You've been flirting all the day;
And when I go home I'll tell on you, Katie!"
How I would coax her with candy,
To just make her hush for a while;
But nothing would keep her tongue quiet;
She'd pout, and she never would smile;
Then wherever I went, she to go still was bent;
Snre to quarrel on the way;
No matter who heard, she'd have the last word,
And this is what she'd always say:-Chorus.
Now, I am married and settled,
And happy as happy can be,
Still singing a song to the baby,
While granny is making the tea;
We've a neat little home, and it's all, all our own,
So our hearts are light and gay;
And that sister small, I never near bawl
These words that she oft lined to aav.-Chorus.