American Old Time Song Lyrics: 52 Jonah And The Whale

Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 52

Home Songster main V01 V02 V03 V04 V05 V06 V07 V08 V09 V10 V11 V12 V13 V14 V15 V16 V17 V18 V19 V20 V21 V22 V23 V24 V25 V26 V27 V28 V29 V30 V31 V32 V33 V34 V35 V36 V37 V38 V39 V40 V41 V42 V43 V44 V45 V46 V47 V48 V49 V50 V51 V52 V53 V54 V55 V56 V57 V58 V59 V60 V61 Support Search

Share page  Visit Us On FB

Copyright, 1894, by H. W. Petrie.
Words by Wingate Black. Music by H. W. Petrie

About the year of one, B. C,
A gallant ship put out to sea
To catch a whale and salt his tail,
To salt the end of his tail,
But just about a mile from land
The ship began to dance,
And every son of a sailorman
Put on his working pants,
His pants, his pants, ins working pants,
And down into the hold they went.
And over the pumps their backs they bent.
They thought they'd drown, but they couldn't sit down.
The floor wus to wet to sit down.

Then up spoke Patrick O'Flarrity­"A Jonah is on this ship," Bays he,
And out they ran, from Mike to Dan,
To find the Jonah man,
And there in the middle of the deck,
His nibsey, Jonah, sat,
A-lighting a paper cigarette
In his little derby hat.
"His hat," says Pat, "we're on to that."
They gave a biff, they gave a yell.
And overboard poor Jonah fell;
Says Pal to Jim, "It's better for him,
It's certainly better for him."

Just then a monster whale come by.
And Jonah's trousers caught his eye:
"As I'm a goat, there's it lunch afloat,"
And he scooped Jonah into his throat,
But pretty soon the whale was sick;
Says he, "that lunch was poor,
It seems to me by the way I feel,
I've swallowed a Jonah for sure;
It's Jo, it's Jo, it's Jonah sure!"
On Mike McGinty be made a call,
And coughed up Jonah, pants and all.
The very spot we have never forgot;
'Twas McGinty's corner lot.

"Get out of this," McGinty said,
"You can't stay here unless you're dend;
You'll hoodoo me and my familee.
My wife and my familee "
So then McGinty called his wife
A mermaid fat and pale,
And she gave poor Jonah a fatal stub
With the end of her jagged tail,
Her jag, her jag, her jagged tail!
Then Jonah died upon the spot
And bought McGinty's corner lot,
And now, you see, there's a firm of three:
McGinty And Company.
Download music lyrics PDF file For Printing with (no ads)
Download music lyrics in RTF file For editing / printing with Word and other editing software.
Download music lyrics as PNG Graphic file For inclusion in DTP etc.

E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III