I WENT ROUND THE FOLLOWING MORN
 
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Last Friday night at twelve o'clock, I met a pal of mine,
He'd been out dining with a lady charmer so divine;
He told me all the games they played, I winked and then said, "Yes,
If she's as nice as that, old feller, give me her address."

Chorus: I went round the following morn, I went round the following morn!
Just to see if my pal was leading me astray;
She borrowed a couple of quid from me, I was a silly jay!
Then I came away,

Whilst dining at the Grand Hotel, a paper there I found
Which said there was a hundred sovereigns underneath the ground.
I couldu't sleep that night because I heard a fellow say,
"I know the hidden treasure isn't half a mile away.

Chorus: I went round the following morn, I went round the following morn!
Meant to find the money and start a little firm;
I dug for sixteen hours or more—it fairly made me squirm.
(Sym.) I only found a worm!

Once I met a lady on a dark November night,
She said, "Oh sir, look after me, I'm in an awful plight."
She asked me if I'd see her home, I saw her to her door,
Then I said, "Will you kiss me?" and she said, " Not now, I'm sure."

Chorus: I went round the following morn, I went round the following morn,
Just to kiss the lady who lived two miles away,
But when I saw the face of her, I said, "Excuse me, pray!
(Sym.) Good-bye, Dolly Gray!"

A pal of mine's been married just on twenty years to-day,
I suddenly received a telegram from him to say,
I've got a lovely baby-boy, so come round when you can,
And I am pleased to tell you it's the spit of its old man!

Chorus: I went round the following morn, I went round the following morn!
They handed me the baby, I wished the kid was mine.
When all at once I gave it back, for I'd received a sign,
(Sym.) Danger on the line!

I've got a brother who is very "quisby" on his feet;
He tumbled down a coal-hole in the middle of the street.
In among the coal he lay—for hours there he stuck.
He got twenty-thousand pounds—what a bit of luck!

Chorus: I went round the following morn, I went round the following morn!
Lifted up the grating and tumbled down the hole.
I didn't get the twenty-thousand like my brother Joel,
(Sym.) Got pinched for stealing coal!

I keep a little farmhouse and I also keep a cow,
Also a lot of horses and a little bow-wow-wow.
A burglar crept into the farm and stole a horse called "Bess"
I meant to get the gee-gee back, so found the man's address.

Chorus: I went round the following morn, I went round the following morn!
Just to get the horse back and cause the man some strife.
When I got home the man had called, Lor, bless the Duke of Fife'
(Sym.) He'd been and pinched my wife!

 
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Written by James Stewart, Fred Alsopp and Sam Mayo - 1904
Performed by Sam Mayo (1875-1938)
 
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