American Old Time Song Lyrics: 52 Then The Pipe Went Out

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THEN THE PIPE WENT OUT.
Copyright, 1896, by H W. Petrie.
Words by Isaac O. Reynolds. Music by H. W. Petrie.

To an opium joint a poor tramp went, a little pill he bought;
He smoked the pipe in great delight, and all his woes forgot:
A fair young bride was by his side, in a mansion of their own:
He was free from care, a millionaire, with all the joys of home.

Chorus.
Then the pipe went out-how funny it did seem;
The pipe went out, and it was but a dream.
Thro' the city he must roam, for the poor trump had no home­It's all over now, the pipe went out.

Once a maid so coy loved her dear boy, "not wisely, but too well!"
And she would share his joys and care, and all her secrets tell;
Her bank account, a large amount, she let him take away,
For he said he'd bring a diamond ring, and they would wed some day.

Chorus.
Then the pipe went out-how funny it did seem;
The pipe went out, and it was but a dream.
For his love was but a "bluff," and he worked her for her "stuff"­It's all over now, the pipe went out.

To the city went old farmer Bent, his load of hay to sell;
When on the street, he chanced to meet a man who knew him well;
The young man told a tale of gold, how great wealth they could win.
"Well, that looks quite fair, I do declare," said the farmer with a grin.

Chorus.
Then the pipe went out-how funny it did seem;
The pipe went out, and it was but a dream,
For the farmer borrowed ten, and he left the banco then­It's all over now, the pipe went out.

Once a poor old maid was much afraid she'd never he a wife,
She often said that she would wed if it should cost her life,
Then she fancied that beside her sat the man she'd waited for:
And the old maid smiled and kissed her child, that played upon the floor.

Chorus.
Then the pipe went out-how funny it did seem;
The pipe went out, And it was but a dream;
For she waked up with a start, And she died of broken heart­It's all over now, the pipe went out.

To the races I went on pleasure bent, and got a friendly tip
To place my "dough," and I did so-on a long shot they called "Grip."
I bet every son; I'd win I knew-the race was "fixed," you see:
I would win the stake, the "dough" I'd take, five hundred clear I'd be

Chorus.
Then the pipe went out-how funny it did seem;
The pipe went out, and it was but a dream;
He was coming in ahead, when he stopped and fell stone dead­It's all over now, the pipe went out.

Once a pugilist thought that with his fist 'most any man he'd maul;
He said that he would champion be, the boss sludger of them all;
Be was sure to win, and take their tin, and an actor he would be:
He'd go on the stage, he all the rage, and crowds would come to see

Chorus.
Then the pipe went out-how funny it did seem;
The pipe went out, and it was all a dream,

For he stood up one short round, then slept upon the ground­It's all over now, the pipe went out.

ADDITIONAL VERSES. - BY ARTHUR J. LAMB.

A young man took his girl one day a-bathing in the sea:
He oft had thought what joys he'd know when they should married be;
But when she left her bathing van, she made the young man gape.
He felt quite like a different man when he beheld her shape.

Chorus.
Then the pipe went out-he saw her lightly clad;
The pipe went out, it nearly drove him mad:
For he saw his future bride was a woman ossified ­It's all over now, the pipe went out.

A girl, whose love had been away for many weary years.
Would think that he was true to her when she was lost in tears;
One day she looked into a jail, the prison sights to see.
When suddenly an old voice said, "Do you remember me?"

Chorus.
Then the pipe went out when she beheld her John;
The pipe went out -he had strange colors on:
In a suit of white and gray, he was pounding stones all day­It's all over now, the pipe went out.

Upon the street a young man met a lady with a veil;
His raised his hat and said to her, "Let's split a pint of ale!"
The hour was late, and so they passed into a cafe near:
Unto the boy she held real fast and said, "Come, kiss me, dear."

Chorus.
And the pipe went out when she removed her veil;
The pipe went out, and the young man turned pale;
For it set. his head awhirl, he had mashed a colored girl­It's all over now, the pipe went out.

A man had found that wedded life was quite a joy And boon,
Was told one day his pretty wife would be a mother soon.
While waiting for the happy news to bring his home-life joy;
He said that he would have the blues unless it proved a boy.

Chorus.
Then the pipe went out, and naughty things he said;
The pipe went out. he wished he was not wed;
There were triplets, don't you see, and of girls be had just three­It's all over now, the pipe went out.

If England thinks to own the sea, she cannot have the earth.
She's always shown she wished to he a tyrant from her birth;
Venezuela wants its rights for Uncle Sam to fix,
So England should recall the fights of 1778.

Chorus.
When the pipe went out, she had enough, we know;
The pipe went out, her bluffing did not go.
For old England Uncle Sum does not need to give a-(drum beat)­It's all over now, the pipe went out.

A girl who dwelt upon a farm was lonesome as could be:
She said, "I'll try my best to charm the nest man that I see."
One day when past her Country home a dashing cyclist sped,
Forgetting all, without reserve, right after him she fled.

Chorus.
Then the pipe went out: it set her head awhirl;
The pipe went out, 'twas But another girl;
When she saw her looked-for chance, was a woman dressed in pants­It's all over now, the pipe went out.

A minister from off the stage a pretty girl once took:
In village work she did engage, and her had ways forsook;
But one day when he took her to a country dance out there.
The parson scarce knew what to do when the brass band played an air.

Chorus.
Then the pipe went out-the girl could not resist:
Then the pipe went out. she did the Turkish twist;
And he's never tried to rule her since she did the hula hula­It's all over now, the pipe went out.
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