American Old Time Song Lyrics: 22 Am I Right

Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 22

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Copyright, 1888, by Chas. D. Blake & Co.
Words and Music by S. Russell Childs.

Now this city isn't noted for its water,
Am I right, am I right?
And the river doesn't suit us as it oughter,
It isn't quite clear and bright.
In every drop some animalcular appears,
So that when a fellow thirsty gets he drinks in deadly fear;
It's good enough for washing but for drinking give me beer,
Am I right, am I right?

Now we're a very pugilistic nation,
Am I right, am I right?
Mister Sullivan affords an illustration
How to smite in a right.
Jem Smith says he'll come over here and paralyze our men,
But Smith is given very much to blowing now and then,
And if he ever tackles John he'll never blow again,
Am I right, am I right?

Now the ladies have the latest art of dressing,
Am I right, am I right?
Their little waists so tight compressing,
It isn't quite exactly right.
Their present style of dressing seems to me a little crude,
It must please them at all events, yet still we must conclude,
That if they cut much more away they might as well be nude,
Am I right, am I right?

Now I've no doubt you're weary of my verses,
Am I right, am I right?
But if you give applause instead of curses,
I will recite some other night.
The patience of the public I have very much admired,
If I should sing another verse I'm sure I'd make you tired;
So I'd rather leave with dignity than wait till I get fired,
Am I right, am I right?
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