American Old Time Song Lyrics: 42 Call Me Colonel

Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 42

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Copyright, 1893, by The S. Brainard's Sons Co.
Words and Music by M. Le Roy.

I'm Col'nel by appointment of the Governor,
I'm usher at the grand levee.
And as the dudes pass by with envy in the eye,
They often, yes, quite often hear me say:

I'm a Col'nel (ha, ha, ha,) I'm a Col'nel (ha, ha, ha,)
Just observe that I'm quite militaire;
I'm a Col'nel (ha, ha, ha,) I'm a Col'nel (ha, ha, ha,)
I'm a Col'nel with a style so rare.

The ladies all adore me, and the mashers stand aghast,
As they view my noble figure passing by,
And they say in whispered tones, I'd like to crack his bones,
While they often, yes, quite often hear me say:-Refrain.

When I get an invitation to attend a swell affair,
I'm as happy as a man can he;
Then change my clothes, you know, in a swallow tail I go,
Where they'll often, yes, quite often hear me say;-Refrain.

I had an inclination once to study opera,
To warble on the do, re, mi;
But the teacher with his wrangle got his brains in such a tangle,
'Cause he often, yes, quite often heard me say:-Refrain.
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