I VOWED THAT I NEVER WOULD LEAVE HER
or 'Tootle Tum, Tootle Tum Tay'
 
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Please to look on this warrior bold.
Pray, behold, I've been sold;
And I'm sure when my story I've told,
Badly treated I've been you will say,
By a girl who was called Susan Jane,
Susan Jane, was her name;
But I hope I'll ne'er see her again,
Tootle tum, tootle tum tay.

Chorus: Tho' I vowed that I never would leave her,
She turn'd out a cruel deceiver;
Tootle tum, tootle tum, tootle tum, tootle tum.
Tootle tum, tootle tum tay.

Now I met this girl first in the Park,
In the Park, what a lark;
And I ventured to make a remark,
That it was a very cold day:
She answered me, not at all bold,
That it was, very cold;
Her name and address she then told,
Tootle tum, tootle tum tay.

Chorus:

Susan Jane was a nursery maid,
And good wages was paid;
And at the fine house where she stayed,
I called on her every day;
But one evening she drove me most mad,
Almost mad, 'twas too bad:
For a Bobby beside her she had,
Tootle tum, tootle tum tay.

Chorus:

Now, Bobby, said I, this looks queer,
Very queer, drinking beer;
You can't do your duty down here,
So listen to what I now say:
If I catch you in this house again,
Once again, I'll complain,
To your governor, Sir Richard Mayne,
Tootle tum, tootle tum tay.

Chorus:

Said he, why do you interfere
With me, or my beer;
I've as much right as you to be here,
And I'll leave it to Susan to say:
Then she, false like the rest of her sex,
Oh, the sex, made to vex;
Said, I love Pleeceman 92X.
Tootle tum tootle tum tay.

Chorus:

That she loved me I firmly believed,
But how soon was deceived;
Tho' it's no use me now being grieved,
For I hear they were wed yesterday:
But I hope all the children, the pets,
They have of the male sex:
May be marked with a 92X.
Tootle tum tootle tum tay.

Chorus: For she's broken for ever my peace, man,
She married the dirty policeman:
Tootle tum, tootle tum, tootle, tum, tootle tum,
Tootle tum, tootle tum tay
.

 
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Written and composed by Arthur Lloyd - 1873
Performed by Arthur Lloyd (1840-1904)
From monologues.co.uk Music Hall Lyrics Collection
 
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