I DON'T THINK I'LL BOTHER YOU NOW
 
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Should you ever mix in the circles up West
In the crowds where I frequently revel
You've only to mention my name, Bertie Pie
And they'll all say, 'My word, what a devil.'
All girls seem to love me - I met one today
With some parcels, and though quite a stranger
I said, 'Shall I help you to carry those Miss?'
She replied, as though she was in danger,

Chorus: 'I don't think I'll bother you now
I don't think I'll bother you now
Said I, 'It's no bother, in fact, truth to tell
I'm quite fond of parcels.' she said, 'Very well.'
I carried them home to her house
Then she said, with a dignified bow
'Here's tuppence! my husband will take them upstairs
I don't think I'll bother you now.'


I've been to the races, I know all the 'heads'
And I fancy the 'heads' all know Bertie
I backed an outsider at twenty to one
And the bounder got home at one-thirty
Some chap gave me tips - he'd been weighing up form
And he'd weighed me up too, I could tell it
He said, 'I've a tip for the Selling Plate, boss.'
So I said, 'Very well, let them all sell it.'

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I don't think I'll bother you now
Said he, 'You back Kiddem whatever you do.'
I did, and it romped home - the bookie romped too
'Well, bookie, and what do I have?'
I said with my usual bow
Said he, 'You can have a thick ear.' I said, 'Thanks!
I don't think I'll bother you now.'


In spite of my charms, Im celebate still
But that's really no fault of the ladies
For in my career I've been quite overrun
What with Maudies and Mabels and Sadies
And re matrimonial matches, I've struck
Well, I'll bet I've struck two or three boxes
Miss Cox was the last who was cock-sure of me
And I could tell a tale of the Coxes, but

Chorus: 'I don't think I'll bother you now
I don't think I'll bother you now
I'll tell you and chance it. I said to her dad
'To marry your daughter, sir, I should be glad.'
But ma, who was sitting there knitting socks
Looked at pa, who was knitting his brow
Pa reached for his boot and said, 'What?' I said, 'Well,
I don't think I'll bother you now.'


To think that a chap like myself's not a great sport
Is, at least, a ridiculous notion
At tennis I'm ripping - I once ripped my pants
I invariably cause a commotion
My cousin and I went out shooting one day
And he brought down the birds by the dozen
Said he, 'I'll teach you how to shoot, if you like.'
So I said, 'Many thanks, my dear cousin.'

Chorus: 'I don't think I'll bother you now
I don't think I'll bother you now
Said he, 'Take my gun, there's a bird in that tree.'
I shot at it twice, then got closer, you see
I fired once again from below
I wasn't two yards from the bough
But the bird flew away just as much as to say
'I don't think I'll bother you now.'
 
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Written and composed by Frank Leo - 1903
 
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