American Old Time Song Lyrics: 06 Not For Joseph

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I've seen a bit of gaiety throughout my short career,
I, once, was foolish with my tin, hut I've paid most dear;
If folks would seek to take me in, they find it is no go;
I'm up to almost every thing-you can't get over Joe.

Oh! dear, no! not for Joe-if he knows it-not for Joseph;
Oh! no, no! not for Joe-not for Joseph-oh! dear, no!

The other day, I met a friend, we passed the time of day,
And chatted gaily down Broadway; but ere I went away
I kindly asked the learned swell to take a parting drain
Oh' yes, said he, I think I will-then let it he champagne.

Spoken-No. you don't, my dear fellow, yon don't get
champagne out of Joseph, - Chorus.

Some time ago, a friend of mine, he asked me out to dine,
And there he introduced me to one he called divine;
He said she'd make a charming wife, and had such lots of tin-
A widow only fortytwo-go in, my boy. and win.

Spoken-Matrimony and lots of money, and a widow only
forty-two-well, the money is very good, but then-the widow.

Of late, in town, there was a fuss about the Japs so grand;
And, also, of the Russians who visited our land;
And the. country-companies we greeted with hearty cheers,
We know they have been well received by the N. Y. Volunteers.

Spoken-What a glorious thing it is to fight and die for your
country! What can be more glorious than a bullet in your eye
What can be more painful than a bullet in the eye? Nothing I
should think.-Chourus

And now, perhaps, I've sung my song, you might be in the cue
To show your kind acknowledgment, but that with me won't do;
As for to-night I've done my best, And that you ought to know
So, if you want a song again, don't try it on with Joe!-Chorus
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