DOCTOR SHELLEY
 
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You see in me a doctor who has won a great renown
I only charge a tanner cash instead of half a crown
I cure the rats and whooping-cough, the measles or the flue
You can pay me in instalments if you give an IOU.

Refrain: I'm Shelley, good old doctor Shelley
No matter what complaint you've got
I can cure you on the spot
If you've got the nasty pain
In your Derby Kelly
Trot the little Mary round to see me
Good old Doctor Shelley.


A chap named Mr Jonah who was taken queer last night
He's got a whalebone down his throat which gave him such a fright
They tried him with emetics and the stomach pump you see
But nothing seemed to answer so they brought him round to me.

Refrain: I'm Shelley, good old doctor Shelley
No matter what complaint you've got
I can cure you on the spot
Jonah cried, 'Oh, doctor do be quick
If you don't stop I'll hop the stick'
I pushed the tongs right down his throat
Into his Dardenelley
Turned old Jonah inside out
Good old Doctor Shelley.


This morn I heard the night bell as the clock was striking two
Standing on the steps I found a big cock-a-doodle-doo
He cried, 'Oh doctor come at once, me hen is on her back
She's twisted her bazooka and she cannot get it back.'

Refrain: I'm Shelley, good old doctor Shelley
I cured his wife in half a mo
(You should hear the rooster crow)
Gave her boiling water and some chloroform to smell it
Now she's laying hard-boiled eggs
Good old doctor Shelley.
 
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Written and composed by Bateman/Trevor
Performed by Harry Champion (1866-1942)
 
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