I DIDN'T LIKE TO
 
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I'm a simple little maiden, most demure and very coy
I went out to a dance one night and there I met a boy
He really danced divinely but when I told mamma
The reason why I wouldn't go to the refreshment bar - was

Chorus: I didn't like to - I didn't like to
For mother always told me I must pass temptation by
So I smiled at him discretely,
Said, 'No thank you' very sweetly
He really seemed upset, I wonder why?
I didn't like to - I told him so
Some other day I answered with a sigh
Fancy offering me some whiskey!
I'd had six and more seemed risky
I didn't like to - I felt so shy.


Oh! I can't help being modest, unsophisticated too
My mamma always tells me what's the proper thing to do
One day a boy came wooing he proposed so tenderly
I said, 'This is so sudden - so surprising for you see.'

Chorus: I didn't like to - I didn't like to
It really was quite nice of him to wish the knot to tie
To his feet I gently drew him
And said I'd be a sister to him
Oh I did feel so confused I wonder why?
I didn't like to - I told him so
Some other time I answered with a sigh
Engagement rings I love 'em -
But I've got a drawer full of them
I didn't like to - I felt so shy.


When little maidens go to sleep they're not supposed to dream
At least so mother tells me but she's always so extreme
The other night I dreamt that I became a blushing bride
We stood upon the altar steps the bridegroom by my side.

Chorus: I didn't like to - I didn't like to
The parson beamed upon us with a twinkle in his eye
It really seemed so funny contemplating matrimony
Oh I did feel so confused I wonder why?
I didn't like to - I told him so
Some other time I answered with a sigh
When I heard the parson saying
Nasty things about obeying
I didn't like to - then I woke up.


I'm really quite domesticated mamma tells me so
I interview the tradesmen and to all the shops I go
The other day our servant on the door commenced to rap
'Please would I see the man who came to mend the bathroom tap.'

Chorus: I didn't like to - I didn't like to
Matilda showed him upstairs oh I did feel such a guy
Still I felt it would be splendid
If the bathroom tap were mended
Still I did feel so confused I wonder why?
I didn't like to - I told him so
Some other time I answered with a sigh
Then he said, 'Shall I begin it?' -
But how could he? I was in it
I didn't like to - I felt so shy.
 
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Written and composed by H.M. Barnaby & Harold Arpthorp - 1937
Performed by Harry Ford (1877-1955)
 
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