American Old Time Song Lyrics: 52 I've Just Been Abroad You Know

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I've Just Been Abroad, You Know.
Copyright. 1895, by C. Dean.
Words and Music by Dean Carol.

Last week I went a-calling
Upon Miss Julia Snow,
For she had been abroad many months,
And I was once her beau:
But she treated me so coolly
That I asked her why 'twas so,
When she looked me in the face and said,
"I've just been abroad, you know."

Oh, it makes me weary grow to hear that everlasting tale,
"I've just been abroad, you know." -[Dance.]

She told of the lords and ladies,
Of the dukes with all their styles,
Till my head was all in a whirl-a-gig
To bear of their many wiles;
But I could not give up Julia,
Although she tried me so:
Yet ev'ry once in a while she'd say,
"I've just been abroad, you know." -Refrain.

Before I left that evening
We quarreled many times
About those English lords and dukes,
Who have everything but dimes;
But when I tried to kiss her,
She told me I must go,
Then looked me square in the face and said,
"I've just been abroad, you know." - Refrain.

When I proposed the next evening,
I found | had no show,
For Julia told me right to my face
She would marry Count Cost-you-low.
He could give her only a title.
But her Pa had gold, and so
She tried to follow the way of all
Rich American girls, you know.-Refrain.
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