DADDY WOULDN'T BUY ME A SWEETHEART
 
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I'm not a silly sort of girl,
But isn't it a shame?
They will not let me have my way
No matter what the game.
They think the only thing I want
Is lollipops and toys,
I don't want wooden soldiers but,
I love the darling boys.

Chorus: Daddy wouldn't buy me a Sweetheart,
Daddy wouldn't buy me a Sweetheart,
I've got a little doll,
Whose name is Pretty Poll,
But I'd sooner have a nice Sweetheart, tart tart tart.

I like my dolly very much,
But she is only wood;
I like a Sweetheart better still,
I really think I should.
My daddy gives me lots of sweets,
Which only makes me cry,
Althogh I've asked him lots of times,
I can't discover why.

Chorus: Daddy wouldn't buy me a Sweetheart,
Daddy wouldn't buy me a Sweetheart,
I've got a little doll,
Whose name is Pretty Poll,
But I'd sooner have a nice Sweetheart, tart tart tart.

I wonder what's the reason why,
My dady's so unkind.
To get a Sweetheart very soon,
I've quite made up my mind.
I'm saving all my pennies up,
And when I've got a lot,
I'll buy a little darling and
The rest can go to pot.

Chorus: Daddy wouldn't buy me a Sweetheart,
Daddy wouldn't buy me a Sweetheart,
I've got a little doll,
Whose name is Pretty Poll,
But I'd sooner have a nice Sweetheart, tart tart tart.

 
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Written and composed by Will Godwin & Orlando Powell
Performed by Arthur Forrest (1850-1908)
From monologues.co.uk Music Hall Lyrics Collection
 
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