THE GOODY GOODY TIME
 
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In Music Halls we're told there is to be a mighty change,
Sing hey for the good time coming!
Our present day performances will then seem very strange,
Sing hey for the good time coming!
A hundred years, and we shall fear no County Council then,
For all the Comic Singers will be County Council men,
And places of amusement will be shut soon after ten,
In the very, very good time coming!
The great, the good time, the goody good time!
When comic songs the Vicar goes a-humming,
And a Singer will be sued
If his shirt or collar's blued,
In the very, very good time coming!
Fond mother's with their daughters to the Music Halls will rush,
‘Sing hey for the good time coming!
The maid of seventeen will have forgotten how to blush,
Sing hey for the good time coming!
Our schoolmasters will do away with dreadful cane and birch,
Advising boys to leave their friend the Parson in the lurch,
For Sunday at the Pav. will be equivalent to Church,
In the very, very good time coming!
The great good time, the goody good time!
When scholars give up Algebra and Summing,
And they'll never at our halls,
See a bare neck in the stalls,
In the very, very good time coming!
D.T.'s will ne'er disturb us in our sweet domestic cots,
Sing hey for the good time coming!
And songs will be selected from the Rev'rend Dr. Watts,
Sing hey for the good time coming!
By law we shall not be allowed to call a. spade a spade,
If at a mash the girl should wink the chap will look dismayed,
And at the bars in ounces Persian Sherbert will be weighed,
In the very, very good time coming!
In the great good time, the goody good time!
When Cardinals and Bishops go a-mumming,
Should we then dine a la carte,
We shall blush to mention tart,
In the very, very good time coming!
A magic lantern show will be considered very fast,
Sing hey for the good time coming!
And folks will say, “How nice to have a moral show at last,"
Sing hey for the good time coming!
The Ballet, too, will be a real credit to our stage,
Decorum and Propriety of course will be the rage,
You'll never see a dancer under fifty years of age,
In the very, very good time coming!
The great good time, the goody good time,
When acrobats and curates start a-chumming,
Men like Blondin they'll indict,.
lf the rope they walk is tight,
In the very, very good time coming!
 
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Written and composed by Albert Chevalier and Charles Ingle
Performed by Albert Chevalier (1861-1923)
From monologues.co.uk Music Hall Lyrics Collection
 
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