I THINK THAT'LL DO FOR TODAY
 
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The noble art of self defence appeals to every man of sense
And so I thought that I'd commence to take some boxing lessons
I found a bruiser - put them on - the third round I declined
I got some sticking plaster, and said, 'Thanks, if you don't mind,

Chorus: 'I think that'll do for today, I think that'll do for today
You've broken my fifth rib, and think it so fine
You've knocked me to pieces, but do draw the line
My nose is just double its size,
And my front teeth have all given way
But I might want my face if I meet a nice girl
So I think that'll do for today.'


Hard work I don't think a cop, so at trading I had a pop
Opened up a nice little shop in a quiet street that I know
Behind the counter all the day I stood and well I might
Then counted up my takings and remarked, 'Well, strike a light,

Chorus: 'I think that'll do for today, I think that'll do for today
I opened the shop at a quarter to nine
Then a small boy came in and asked me the time
A fellow came in to enquire what I was giving away
Then a lady asked me if I'd change a sov.
So I think that'll do for today.'


Doctor, doctor, tell me true, what the dickens am I to do?
I've got a touch of the tic-doloreau behind my nose and elbow.'
So he examined me and said, 'You're very bad, you know.'
He mentioned over twelve complaints. Then I said, 'Half a mo,

Chorus: 'I think that'll do for today, I think that'll do for today
You say I'm infested with rheumatic germs
My liver and kidney are not on good terms
My heart is a little bit weak, I'm gradually wasting away
You might tell me the worst when I come round again
I think that'll do for today.'


Last Summer I went by the sea, to watch the ladies swim, dear me
And show their great efficiency to any stray onlooker
For half-a-crown a boatman rowed me out to watch them swim
My expectations unfulfilled I turned and said to him,

Chorus: 'I think that'll do for today, I think that'll do for today
You told me some nice girls were swimming down here
And to view them half-a-crown wouldn't be dear
There's only one swimming there now and I don't think I ought to pay
She's my wife, I'm afraid I shall get into trouble
So I think that'll do for today.'
 
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Performed by George Robey (1869-1954)
 
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