American Old Time Song Lyrics: 12 I'm Only Going Out For The Beer

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I'm Only Going Out for the Beer
Tune- "Only as Far as the Gate."

I've got a wife, plump and rosy,
I think all the world of her, too,
A home that's decidedly cosy,
And children I have-not a few!
So when I come home in the evening.
My wife calls me "ducky "and "dear,"
And says, "Darling, do stay, " but I smilingly say,
"I'm only going out for the beer."

Spoken-Talk about happiness, good, real, substantial happi­ness! why the Stevens' kiss is nothing to it! Your little wife ap­proaches you so gently and murmurs, "Where, oh, where are you
going, George?" and then you sweetly reply:

"Only going out for the beer, my dear,
Just for a pitcher of beer;
I know you are dry, and so, love, am I­I'm only going out for the beer."

We chat in a manner delightful,
Like twin turtle doves on a tree;
She never gets angry or spiteful,
I'm happy as happy can be.
And when for a nice little night-cap
Straight out with the pitcher I steer,
If she says, "It's too late, " why I say, "Dearest Kate,
I'm only going out for the beer."

Spoken-Yes, and I go to a place where they give you good
measure, foam on the bottom, not on the top, and a pretzel thrown
in. Then my wife watches for me, and when I go down stairs I
throw her a kiss and sing:-Chorus.

Now if you've been out late to meeting,
And don't want a lecture or two,
And maybe a very warm greeting,
From fond wives that wait up for you;
Go take up the gentle peace-maker,
And down the stairs quietly steer;
If your wife greets you cold, say, "Now, darling,
I'm only going out for the beer."

Spoken-Why, it beats fries in a box all hollow! why, it has
been known to appease even the wrath of a mother-in-law; she will
melt into smiles if she hears you say:-Chorus.
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