I DO KNOW
 
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I'm not exactly what you'd call a prying boy, but still
If I once try to find out things, you bet your boots I will
My sister, here! a secret straight, the hair upon her head
Comes off, quite natural, each night, before she goes to bed.

Chorus: I do know, I do know, you take a little tip from me
Her bed-room, once I peeped in there
She hung her hair upon a chair
And so - what ho - I know more than a few know
Now I'm telling you, I do! I do!
I do-do-do, I do know!


My maiden aunt once took me down to Ramsgate-by -the-sea
And ev'ry morn, at four o' clock, into the foam went she
I didn't try to bathe - 'cos why? - I couldn't swim for eggs
But, here! straight! 'pon my word! No kid! Oh! she has got some legs.

Chorus: I do know, I do know, you take a little tip from me
While auntie dabbled in the wave
I sat inside a cosy cave
And oh! the show! I know more than a few know
Now I'm telling you, I do! I do!
I do-do-do, I do know!


My Ma went out of town, one day, and said to dear Papa,
'Pray, mind the house, my love! I know how circumspect you are!'
I 'spect my Pa is circumspect, 'Cause, when Ma left our flat
Pa got the cook on this knee, and the new house maid on that!

Chorus: I do know, I do know, you take a little tip from me
My Pa nursed Flo and Susie Ann, and they said,
'What a nice old man!'
And oh - what ho - I know more than a few know
Now I'm telling you, I do! I do!
I do-do-do, I do know!


Miss Maude De Vere, she is 'A gem of purest ray serene'
She's in the ballet and the 'boys' call her a 'bally' queen
She'll promenade in diamonds, with the accent on the 'prom'
And, p'r'aps, some of you don't know where she gets her diamonds from

Chorus: I do know, I do know, you take a little tip from me
They all come from her Uncle,
Who pays for her West-end 'flatlet too
What ho - I know a bit more than a few know
Now I'm telling you, I do! I do!
I do-do-do, I do know!
 
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Written and composed by J. P. Harrington & George Le Brunn - 1900
Performed by Claire Romaine (1873-1964)
 
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