American Old Time Song Lyrics: 38 Were Not The Girls You Take Us For

Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 38

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Copyright. 1891, by Albert Loraine & Co., New York.
Words anu Music by W. C. Robey.

We got an invitation to attend a fancy ball:
They said they wanted jolly girls, And begged of us to call.
Now, bear in mind, we're full of fun, as long as it's not rough;
But still we've sense enough to know just when we've had enough.
We flirted to our hearts' content, and danced with all we met.
But sometimes fellows get "too fresh " that much, pray don't forget,
Two mashers came and said, "My dears, it's late for you to roam,
We'll have the pleasure, with consent, to see you safely home."

Spoken-What did you say?

No you won't, won't, won't! No you don't, don't, don't!
We're very near eleven, and a trifle over seven.
But you can't, can't, can't! No you shan't, shan't, shan't!
We're really not the sort of girls you take us for.

The hour was very late, but still we did not want their aid;
We knew the road was lonely, and began to feel afraid.
The way we shook, we must confess, our fears we couldn't hide-
In fact, we almost wished that we had some one by our side.
We felt quite sure they'd follow us, but still we would not yield;
We cut across a lonely path, which led into a field.
And then, before our very eyes, we saw those fellows smile.
They said they'd simply followed us, to lift us o'er the stile.

Spoken-What did you say?- Chorus.

We've both made up our minds, next time we go out to a dance.
To have come to protect us, there are lots who'd like the chance.
If ladies will go out alone, well, let them have their way;
Experience informs us, for this rashness they must pay.
If you should come and take us to a party or a ball,
We want you men to bear In mind we couldn't go with all;
So give us timely notice, and the chance we will not miss:
There's no doubt, in the mazy dance, you'll try to steal a kiss.

SPOKEN-What will you say?- Chorus.
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