American Old Time Song Lyrics: 36 Two Sweethearts

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Copyright, 1892, by Francis, Day & Hunter.
Written and Composed by Lester Barrett.

I know it's not correct to have two sweethearts at a time,
Tho' I must candidly confess I'm guilty of the crime;
But things are getting rather warm, and soon there'll be a smash.
The one has lots of beauty and the other lots of cash.

And I don't want the one that I don't want to know
That I want the one that I want.
And the one that I want she wants me to go
And give up the other at once.
Why I don't want the one that I don't want to know
That I want the one that I want.
Is, if I lose the one that I want, don't you know,
I might want the one that I don't want.

Matilda, with her pretty face, has got a charm for me;
Jemima, tho' she's rather old, has got the L. S. D.
I must have one-I can't have both, for that would not be right,
And if they find me out, why, then, I'd have them both to fight.
Spoken-The ladies I am sure, will think me a monster; but I think the genĀ­tlemen will sympathize with me, when I tell them that-Chorus.

I often think 'twould serve me right if. through my long delay,
Some other fellow came and stole the darling ones away;
In such a case I hardly know whatever I should do,
But then, of course, I quite forgot he couldn't have the two.

Spoken-I went to my solicitor to-day for advice. He said I ought to he
horsewhipped, and satirically inquired if I would like an Act of Parliament
passed for my especial benefit; but he was still more disgusted with me when
I told him that- Chorus.
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