American Old Time Song Lyrics: 49 With A Little Lump Of Wadding In His Ears

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With a Little Lump of Wadding in His Ears.
Copyright, 1895, by Frank Tousey.
Written and Composed by Felix H. McGlennon and Monroe H. Rosenfeld.

Now Jacob Jay came up to town to see what be could see,
With a little lump of wadding In his ears;
He heard that city folks, sometimes, would use a great big D-
So he wore a lump of wadding in his ears.
He met a man who said "Hi, Juke! your face I'm glad to see-
We used to go to school together-you remember me?
And just for old acquaintance sake, old boy, lend me a 'V'";
But he kept the lump of wadding in his ears.

Chorus.
But oh, Jacob! Oh, Jacob! isn't half so green as he appears,
For when his friend, in merry chaff,
Said "Here's a ten, I'll lend you half!"
He quickly pulled the wadding from his ears.

Then quite by chance he tumbled in a Bow'ry music hall,
With a little lump of wadding in his ears;
Said he: "I know it's wicked, yet from grace I'll never fall
If I keep the lump of wadding in my ears."
He saw some lovely fairies, but they gave him no delight,
Said he: "It's been decided that to promenade ain't right!"
So when one said: "Fine evening, sir!" he said: (Hem) "Not to night!"
For I've got a lump of wadding in his ears.

Chorus.
But oh, Jacob! Oh, Jacob! isn't half so green as he appears,
For when he heard a comic song
That had a voice, well-rather strong.
He yanked the lump of wadding from Lis ears.

He went into a beer saloon to have a quiet drink,
With his little lump of wadding in his ears;
And when a "boozer" standing by gave him a knowing wink,
He pointed to the wadding in his ears.
A lot of Jersey bunco men were there, he knew them well.
They all were from his native village, Mud-Town-in-the-Dell.
They said: "Come, Jacob, set 'em up!" and then they touched the bell,
But he wouldn't shift the wadding from his ears.

Chorus.
But oh, Jacob! Oh, Jacob! isn't half so green as he appears,
For when they said: "Come, Mr. Jay,
Drink up, old man, and we will pay!"
He quickly yanked the wadding from his ears.

Now, Jacob Jay, the country lad, went strolling down the street,
With his little lump of wadding in his ears;
And soon a big Salvation Army band he chanced to meet,
With his little lump of wadding in his ears.
He followed to their temple, where they groaned and cried, Alas!
And then a big collection box around the hall did pass;
They told him that he would be saved if be gave up his brass,
But be pushed the lump of wadding in his ears.

Chorus.
But oh, Jacob! Oh, Jacob! isn't half so green as he appears,
For when a sweet and tender miss
Said: "Ducky, dear, give me a kiss?"
He quickly yanked the wadding from his ears.

He went into a ball room in his go-to-meetin' suit,
And the little lump of wadding in his ears;
It made him nearly wild to bear the band so loudly toot,

But be kept the lump of wadding in his ears.
An ancient lady captured him-her face would stop a train;
She leaned upon his shoulder And said in language plain:
"You're just my size, oh, ducky, dear; we'll never part again!"
But he kept his lump of wadding in his ears.

Chorus.
But oh, Jacob! Oh, Jacob! isn't half so green as he appears,
For when her daughter, young And sweet,
Said: ' Take me. Jake; I've Trilby feet! "
He quickly yanked the wadding from his ears.

Now Jacob Jay is married and he leads a quiet life,
For he keeps the lump of wadding in his ears;
His wife she has a temper and a tongue just like a knife,
So he keeps the lump of wadding in his ears.
His neighbors 'round have lots of kids, poor Jacob he had none,
Said he, "I'd like a bouncing boy, I think 'twould be such fun,
But when the nurse remarked one day, "Here's three instead of one!"
He stuffed the lump of wadding in his ears.

Chorus.
But oh, Jacob! Oh, Jacob! isn't half so green as he appears,
For when the girl exclaimed in roars:
"I don't think, Mr. Jay, they're yours!"
He quickly yanked the wadding from his ears.
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