American Old Time Song Lyrics: 49 A Little Piece Of String Around His Neck

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A LITTLE PIECE OF STRING AROUND HIS NECK.
Copyright, 1893, by Spaulding & Gray.
Words and Music by Philander Johnson.

I met a pretty girl one day, she had a poodle pup,
And when the dog would stop to play, she'd quickly yank him up;
He dared not talk to other dogs, nor answer to their beck,
because the maiden had a piece of string around his neck.

Chorus.
A little piece of string, a very tiny thing,
But strong enough to keep the dog in check :
The poodle pup was game, but she had him just the same,
With a little piece of string around his neck.

Bill Mushy is a friend of mine, who wooed and won a girl;
The story of his married life would cause your brain to whirl;
He mends her bloomers while she votes, of trouble he's a peck;
He's got a wife who keeps a piece of string around his neck.

Chorus.
A little piece of string, a very tiny thing,
And of his married life she's made a wreck;
And as thro' life they jog, why she has him like a dog,
With a little piece of string around his neck.

My Uncle Josh came into town, he saw the cable slot;
his whiskers got entangled and away he quickly shot;
At the Battery we found my Uncle Josh a total wreck,
With 'bout two bundled yards of cable rope around his neck.

Chorus.
A little piece of string, it seems a tiny thing
To leave my I'm- e Josh a total wreck;
He did a two-step there, with both feet up in the air,
And a little piece uf cable 'round his neck.

A friend of mine once stole a horse, 'twas in a place out West;
The horse just shook its owner, for he liked my friend the best,
But. my friend had lots of trouble when the owner came on deck,
And found he'd tied a piece of string mound the horse's neck.

Chorus.
A little piece of string, it seems a tiny thing
To get a man in such an awful wreck;
When my friend I last did see, he was hanging to a tree,
With a little piece of string around his neck.
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