American Old Time Song Lyrics: 27 Up Comes Mcginty

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Copyright, 1889, by Oliver Ditson Company.
Words by J. W. Wheeler. Music by Harry J. Ballou.

When McGinty slipped away, faith, said he, I think I'll sthay
Till the neighbors give me up a drowndid man;
Then I'll bob up to the top, hustle round, and find a cop,
And drop around and call Pat McCann;
If the story gets about that five dollars sold me out,
It's the ruination of Bedaley's heart,
So I'll step no foot ashore till this wonderment is o'er,
For McGinty has the name of being shmart.

Up comes McGinty wid a sculpin in his fist.
And a fish-hook in his nose, and a chain around his wrist;
He's all ready for a tussle or a social game of whist,
Right from the bottom of the say.-{Dance)

When he found Bedaley Ann she was married to a man
By the name of Dennis Pagan o'er the way;
And she thought a splendid dish was McGinty for the fish,
While he slumbers at the bottom of the say;
So he took a drop of gin-faith, says he, I'll now begin
For to straighten all these funny matters out;
If they take Dan for a fool, or they think his head ain't cool,
Shure they'll find McGinty knows what he's about.

Up comes McGinty And he looks his very best,
With a lobster in each ear. and with sea-weed in his vest;
And he wants to fight the Fagans and the Judge and all the rest,
Right from the bottom of the say.-(Dance.)

Now McGinty take my hand, says his good friend Pat McCann,
And we'll call the thing a mighty funny joke;
Tell the folks you lost your route, and you couldn't quite swim out,
For your head was rather dizzy when you woke;
Go and get a brand new suit, and give this old one the shoot.
Take a hatchet, scrape them whiskers from your chin.
And we'll call around to-night, and we'll set the matter right.
And Bedaley'll take you to her heart again.

Up comes McGinty and he raps upon the door.
And Bedaley gives a yell, and the kid begins to roar;
For she said she never saw Dan when he looked so fine before,
Right from the bottom of the say.-(Dance.)
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