American Old Time Song Lyrics: 60 Little Johnny Dugan
Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 60
LITTLE JOHNNY DUGAN.
Copyright, 1893, by T. B. Harms & Co.
Words by Thomas Le Mack. Music by Andrew Mack.
Listen for a moment and I'll tell to ye a story. (Yes!)*
It happened down to Slattery's a week ago to-night: (It did!)
Singing, dancing, drinking, yes, and we were in our glory; (We were!)
The Fun It didn't last long, for it ended in a fight. (It would!)
At ten o'clock big Dan McCarthy he lept in the door, (Ha. ha!)
And then, my friends, without a provocation or a cause, (Well!)
He took a hold of Dugan and he threw him on the floor. (He would!)
Oh, listen just a moment, and I'll you how it was: (Just!)
Solo:-Dan McCarthy took a stick and made a smash at Dugan.
Chorus:-What, little Johnny Dugan?
Solo:-Yes; he swears he'll have his life.
Chorus:-What did Dugan do to him?
Solo: He swears he was untrue to him.
Chorus: Did Dugan owe him money?
Solo:-No-he stole McCarthy's wife.
Course, you know it isn't right to quarrel at a party, (No!)
Especially when they're Irish, for they all get mixing in; (They would!)
Dooley. Fagan, Slattery, Tim Cronin and McCarthy, (Yes!)
The way they thumped each other, sure, it really was a sin. (It was!)
Of course, you know it wasn't right to do what Dugan done, (No!)
To rob McCarthy's home and he a burden to his life. (Just!) must!)
There must be compensation when the judgment day does come; (There
If I was Johnny Dugan I'd get him another wife. (Good!)-Chor.
The words in parentheses are to be spoken.