THE FAIR GIRL DRESS'D IN CHECK
 

I went to Brighton One August fine, forget, I never can,
While on the Grand Parade I saw, Oh! such a duck of a man;
He'd been sailing in the 'Skylark' and stood upon the deck,
It was very plain to see how he stared at me, the fair girl dress'd in check.

Chorus: The fair girl dress'd in check,
I'm the fair girl dressed in check;
'Twas my manner and my hair that made him stare,
At the fair girl dress'd in check.

My dress was loop'd up gracefully which shewed my pretty feet,
Enclos'd in a pair of bronz'd-kid boots, prettier you couldn't meet;
He followed me and my lap-dog, which I led by a string to it's neck,
It wasn't the dog that attracted the rogue but this fair girl dress'd in check.

Chorus:

The day being clear I stroll'd on the pier, to inhale the bracing air,
What met my eyes to my surprise, was the same gent standing there;
He politely did invite me down to 'Melton's for a quiet peck,
I gracefully declin'd for in no such frame of mind felt the fair girl dress'd in check.

Chorus:

I couldn't help but smile on him and begged he'd give his name,
And flatteringly asked him to explain his 'little game';
He said he had been smitten and would go awfully to wreck,
Unless I'd married be, and happy he would be with this fair girl dress'd in check.

Chorus:

Albert Fitzpup was so complaisant, I said he should happy be,
So earnestly he pressed that in check he should be dressed and 'married on a 'Wednesdee'
The affair came off our friends did laugh and said, "'Twas a very good spec,"
And well does he agree with our children three, and this fair girl dressed in check.

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Written and composed by A.G. Vance - 1865
Performed by Alfred Vance (1839 - 1888)
Performed by George Leybourne (1842 - 1884)
From monologues.co.uk Music Hall Lyrics Collection
 
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