EVERYBODY KNOWS ME IN MY OLD, BROWN HAT
 
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Where I live the neighbours are a nice lot
Specially when I'm out of doors
They all treat me with great respect
But they never say 'What's yours?'
If I walk in a public house
They say, 'Look out, he's here'
They grab their pots and glasses shouting
'Danger! mind yer beer'

Chorus: Everybody knows me in my old brown hat
That I've got upon my pim-pim-pimple
It only cast me a tanner down the cut
But it looks alright on my little wooden nut
Oh I say, what do you think of that?
If I can't get what I order in a pot
I'll have it in my old brown hat.

One day, all gay, I was at the races
Having such a fine old spree
I put my best behaviour on
For the King stood close to me
My old girl got excited
When the crowd began to cheer
'What's up?' says she
'Good lor' says I
'Now don't you know my dear?'

Chorus: Everybody knows me in my old brown hat
That I've got upon my pim-pim-pimple
It only cast me a tanner down the cut
But it looks alright on my little wooden nut
Oh I say, what do you think of that?
And I said to the King, 'It's a very funny thing
But they know me in my old brown hat


Last year, oh dear, down beside the sea-side
Everybody laughed at me
They crowded on the promenade
When I went into the sea
A policemen said, "Your bathing suit
Is much too small, my friend.”
So I said, “Tell the ladies please
To watch the other end.”

Chorus: Everybody knows me in my old brown hat
That I've got upon my pim-pim-pimple
It only cast me a tanner down the cut
But it looks alright on my little wooden nut
Oh I say, what do you think of that?
While I'm in the sea, if the girls look at me
They'll be looking at my old brown hat


Oh lor, shan't forget my wedding morning
Got an hour off from work
I went to church and looked as gay
As an undertaker's clerk
The parson said, "The funeral
Takes place this afternoon.”
Said I, “Don't bury me until
I've had my honeymoon.”

Chorus: Everybody knows me in my old brown hat
That I've got upon my pim-pim-pimple
It only cast me a tanner down the cut
But it looks alright on my little wooden nut
Oh I say, what do you think of that?
When I go to bed at night, you'll see a funny sight
For you'll see me in my old brown hat.
 
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Written and composed by Charles Collins & Fred W. Leigh
Recorded 1922 by Harry Champion (1866-1942)
 
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