American Old Time Song Lyrics: 47 Pretty Jennie Slattery
Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 47
PRETTY JENNIE SLATTERY.
Copyright, 1895, by The Crescent Publishing Co.
Words and Music by Chas. B. Lawlor and James W. Blake.
Down around the Battery, me and Jennie Slattery,
There every evening we go for a walk;
Going together a year or more, what are they keeping comp'ny for?
You'd be surprised to bear how all the neighbors talk.
Pretty Jennie Slattery, pay-day next Saturday,
Sunday night a wedding down at Tracy's:
Who'd have thought a year ago that the boy who was so slow
Would marry the prettiest girl that works in Macy'a.
Talk about your jealousy-what won't the fellows say
When I am married to my pretty Jen.;
I've got nothing and neither has she, so much the better for her and me,
For If I strike it rich, we'll be twice as happy then.- Chorus.
To a flat up town we'll go, which Jennie will keep just so,
Then folks will say that we're in the swim; [thin:
Sunshine and shadow it may creep in-we'll stick together through thick And
I know my Jennie-yes, And she knows her Tim.-Chorus.