HER GOLDEN HAIR WAS HANGING DOWN HER BACK
 
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There was once a country maiden came to London for a trip
And her golden hair was hanging down her back
She was weary of the country so she gave her folks the slip
And her golden hair was hanging down her back
It was once a vivid auburn but her rivals called it red
So she thought she could be happier with another shade instead
And she stole the washing soda and applied it to her head
And her golden hair came streaming down her back.

Chorus: But Oh Flo, such a change you know
When she left the village she was shy
But alas and alack she’d gone back
With a naughty little twinkle in her eye.

She had a country accent and a captivating glance
And her golden hair was hanging down her back
She wore some little diamonds that came from sunny France
And her golden hair was hanging down her back
She wandered out in London for a breath of evening air
And strayed into a palace that was fine and large and fair
It might be in a circus or it might be in a square
But her golden hair was hanging down her back.

Chorus:

And London people were so nice to artless little Flo’
And her golden hair was hanging down her back
That she had been persuaded to appear in a tableau
Where her golden hair was hanging down her back
She posed beside a marble bath upon some marble stairs
Just like a water nymph or an advertisement of Pears
And if you ask me to describe the costume that she wears
Well, her golden hair is hanging down her back.

Chorus:

She met a young philanthropist, a friend of Missus Chant
And her golden hair was hanging down her back
He lived in Peckham Rye with an extremely maiden aunt
Who had not a hair a hanging down her back
The lady looked upon him in her fascinating way
And what the consequences were I really cannot say
But when his worthy maiden aunt remarked his coat next day
Well, some golden hairs were hanging down her back.

Chorus:
 
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Written and composed by Monroe H. Rosenfeld & Felix McGlennon - 1894
Performed by Yvette Guilbert (1865-1944)
 
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