American Old Time Song Lyrics: 50 Oh My Jonah
Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 50
OH, MY! JONAH.
Copyright, 189S, by Chas. W. Held.
By Frank Addis Kent.
Come all, ye little darkies, and lords and queens and marquis,
And listen to it story I will tell:
The mini's name it was Jonah, the whale said, "You're a goner,"
And swallowed Jonah up in his great, big bel.
"Oh, my! Jonah, you're a goner! "
That's what the old whale said;
But Jonah wasn't cranky; Buys he, "I am a Yankee,
You bet I'll make him wish that he was dead."
Now when the whale saw Jonah and said. "You are a goner,"
He grabbed him by his little kinky head;
Says he, "You wicked sinner, I'll have you for my dinner.
You're just as black and sweet us ginger bread." - Chorus.
Now soon there was some trouble, the whale bent nearly double,
Cried, "My, oh, my! this gives me awful pain."
Says he, "I guess this niftier niggar grown a trifle bigger,"
And so be tried to get him out again.-Chorus.
Then soon the whale grew giddy: says he, "My chick-a-biddy.
You've got to get out here, or else I'll die,"
But the more the whale insisted, the more old Jonah twisted.
Until the mermaids all began to cry. -Chorus.
"Oh, my! but this is awful, I've got a great big jaw-ful,"
The whale cried out in anguish, horrified.
"My oil and whalebone plenty I'd give to you, McGinty,
If you will help me get that coon outside." - Chorus.
Then soon the whale is bleedin', as if he had been feedin'
On tucks and pins and needles all his life;
Buys he, "You wicked nigger, you must have pulled a trigger,
Or cut my insidea with a curving knife." - Chorus.
M last the whale grew hazy and screamed, "You set me crazy;
Say, nigger, what you brain1 in your hand?"
Then with a shriek and wall he, the monster shook his tail-ee,
And tossed old Jonah up upon the land.-Chorus.
Then says the whale to Jonah, nearly was a goner;
What made you hurt me so, you black galoot? "
Says Jonah, "Mr. Whale, you, you didn't think I'd nail you;
You see I Lad a razor in my boot." - Chorus.