CHARLEY WAS A GOOD, GOOD BOY
 
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Charley was a bit of real Society cream
Charley was a good, good boy
Charley's daily life passed like a happy dream
Charley was a good, good boy
Sometimes, to the races he'd go down to back a horse
Always had the smartest coach down to the course
As the 'bookies' all asserted with unnecessary force
Charley was a dashed, good boy.

Refrain: Good boy, Charley, real good boy
To do a bit of betting filled his little heart with joy
He was such a 'dear old sonny'
When the last race had been won, he
Found he'd done in all his money like a good, good boy.

Charley gave a supper to his pals one night
Charley was a good, good boy
Reg'lar slap-up feed - he did the thing all right
Charley was a good, good boy
By his side each chappie had a lady, very 'chic'
'Fizz' passed rather freely and each fellow's talk grew thick
And then Charley rose to make a speech, but all he said was 'hic'
Charley was a good, good boy.

Refrain: Good boy, Charley, real good boy
To take a midnight ramble filled him with unholy joy
With six boosey pals for keepers
He woke the neighbouring sleepers
And he blacked the bobby's 'peepers' like a good, good boy.

Charley courted ladies by the score, or more
Charley was a good, good boy
Ev'ry day, devotion to some pet he swore
Charley was a good, good boy
But, one day, a pretty jay remarked, as quick as thought
'If you do not marry me, an action will be brought'
So he married her one morning, and the courter he was caught
Charley was a good, good boy

Refrain: Good boy, Charley, real good boy
He thought that wedded blessedness he'd thoroughly enjoy
Though he once was friv'lous, maybe he no longer is a 'gaby'
Stops at home to watch the baby like a good, good boy.

 
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Written and composed by J. P. Harrington & George Le Brunn - 1902
From monologues.co.uk Music Hall Lyrics Collection
 
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