American Old Time Song Lyrics: 28 I Never Liked Oragen

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Copyright, 1830, by Spaulding A Kornder.
Words and Music by Joseph Flynn.

There's a blackguard Mike O'Ragen living in the house with me,
And I confess I'm stuck upon his wife,
I buy lager by the keg, 'till he cannot lift a leg,
I'd sooner buy an axe to take his life;
And I always treat him grand, to the finest in the land,
He could kill me now with pleasure if he'd like.
But you see it is his wife that I love with till my life.
But the devil a straw I care ui all for Mike.

I never liked O'Ragen or his mother.
But his darling little wife sure I adore;
She always, treats me like a loving brother.
But I'm dying for to be a little more;
She's the mother of a dozen kids by 'Ragen,
And she owns a dog and cat I'll never like.
But I'd take the blessed lot if she'd have me on the spot,
Then I'd go and shoot the daylight out of Mike.

When the drink he's after taking, sure he treats her like a brute-
I often have to go and take her part;
All his ugly kids I kiss, and the sorra one I miss,
To keep his wife from breaking her poor heart;
Sure it's me that pays his rent, and he's welcome to each cent,
Tho' It's not himself at all, the rogue, I like;
For his wife, the pretty dear, I would gladly lose an ear.
But the devil a hair I ever cured for Mike.-Chorus.

Sure myself I nearly busted treating all the ward around
To boom him for a county alderman;
If he'd ask me for a leg. for a wooden one I'd beg,
I'll do him any favor that I can;
Many a bottle did I buy when for drink he would be dry,
He could always have a dollar when he'd like;
For his charming little wife sure I'd go and hock my life,
But the devil a slap I'd care a rap for Mike.- Chorus.
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