I Ain't Looking for Trouble.
Copyright. 1897. by Spauluing & Gray.
Words and Music by Bogert & O'Brien.
While walking down an alley last Tuesday afternoon.
My best girl was insulted by a dead tough-looking coon;
I started for that Jim Brown, I never was afraid,
But when I tried to call him down he pulled a razor blade.
Well, I ain't lookin' for trouble, I didn't even smile:
Of course, I was uneasy, just for a little while;
As I was in a hurry and had to catch a train.
I only had four minutes, but I caught It Just the same.
To-day I met my lady, I asked her for her hand.
She said, "Go 'way, you dead-card: I have got a bran new man."
I said, "I love you, baby, I'd surely die for thee."
She said, "You go and lick Jim Brown and prove your love for me."- cho.
I got an invitation to play a poker game.
One hand I held four aces, in my next hand just the same;
A coon said I was cheating, I told him that he lied.
And when I went to take the cash, a great big gun I spied.-Chorus.