ALL OVER THE SHOP
 
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Now, when I was a baby boy, the pet of my Mama
I was all over the shop
The poor old 'nussy' used to say, 'I don't know where 'e are
For he's all over the shop'
They'd put me in the cradle, I'd be out upon the floor
And at night I wouldn't let 'em sleep a wink
They would tie me in my little chair, and when they came to look
They would find me in the dustbin or the sink.

Chorus: I was all over the shop _ all over the shop
Lie me in my little bed, sure to fall out on my head
In one place I never could stop
I was here, there, everywhere, all over the shop.


Now, when I went to school, instead of keeping in my place
I was all over the shop
With treacle-balls and mud I used to decorate my face
It was all over the shop
Instead of sitting in my seat and learning how to swear
They would find me playing 'coddam' on the floor
The master got his muscle up a-giving me the cane
On my hands, and on my back, and on my dear, Oh Lor.

Chorus: I was all over the shop _ all over the shop
Every time I got the cane, this is where I felt the pain
In one place it never could stop
It was here, there, everywhere, all over the shop.

To see a bit of boxing I went in a penny show
And was all over the shop
When the boss invited me to come and have a go
I was all over the shop
And when he put-em-up he stood as solid as a rock
I began to think the fellow was a flat
Suddenly I shut my eyes and hit him on the fist
And in less than half a minute after that.

Chorus: I was all over the shop _ all over the shop
Got a whopper on the 'boke' _ couldn't see the other bloke
In one place I never could stop
I was here, there, everywhere, all over the shop.

Now, when I was a-courting, for to meet a pretty miss
I'd go all over the shop
I was always eating onions, and the girls I used to kiss
It was all over the shop
But still they doted on me, for my pretty little face
And my style of making love it was sublime
When I took a donah for a walk I didn't go to sleep
And keep her hanging on my whiskers all the time.

Chorus: I was all over the shop _ all over the shop
Every girl I used to charm, when round her waist I put my arm
With one girl I never could stop
I was here, there, everywhere, all over the shop.
 
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Written and composed by T.W. Connor - 1895
Performed by Little Tich (1867-1928)
 
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