American Old Time Song Lyrics: 31 I Shall Have Em

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Sung by E. J. Lonnen.

I'm a jolly clever fellow, and I'm very wide-awake,
And I've studied human nature, and I'm up to every fake.
I can see through all the dodges, and I'm up to all the rigs.
Of paupers and of princes, And of policemen and of prigs.
I have intimate relations with the palace And the cot,
And when there's any mischief I am always on the spot.
They may think they're very artful, And to get away may try.
But I've got my optic on 'em and shall have 'em by-And-by.

They may wriggle, they may struggle,
But I've got 'em in my eye.
And I'll have 'em, yes, I'll have 'em,
I shall have 'em by-And-by.

There's a Glasgow bank director, you should see him roll his eyes-
He has one upon his pockets and the other on the skies;
He thinks it wrong to whistle, but he sticks to lots of cash,
And ruins tens of thousands when the bubble goes to smash;
He may gang to kirk on Sunday, and about his goodness brag,
But he's not above a swindler if he stands in the swag;
To impose upon the people let the canny humbug try,
I have tumbled to the rascal And I'll have him by-And-by.-Chorus.

There's a well-known West-End lawyer, whose money has been lent
To swells in want of ready cash at sixty-five per cent.,
He gets them in his clutches like the spider does the fly.
And squeezes them and squeezes them until he's squeez'd them dry.
There's a gentleman whose custom was to go to ev'ry race,
But the Jockey Club have warned him and he dare not show his face;
On the tape he now is betting And he thinks he's very fly,
But he'll lake the knock directly and I'll have him by-And-by.-Chorus.

I've a friend who keeps a club-house, he is quite the ladida.
But he's got his wits about him when he plays at baccarat;
At leaving off a winner he is always very deft;
And he plucks his pigeons till there's not a feather left.
There's an impecunious fellow, who was always on the mash,
He married a young lady with a lot of ready cash,
But he left her like a rascal when he made her money fly,
But I'm keeping him a corner and he'll be there by-and-by.- Chorus.
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