I'M DUNN - MISTER DUNN
 
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I'm Tommy Dunn from Yorkshire, and the day I came to town
I borrowed a portmanteau, and the name on it was Brown
And when I got to London, and alighted from the train
A girl called out, 'Good morningn Brown, why there you are again.
Come to see the dairy show?' I stared at her and answered, 'No

Chorus: 'I'm Dunn - Mister Dunn
You've mistaken me for someone else's son
I've been before to London Town
My name's Dunn, but it ain't Dunn Brown
I don't like pigs or poultry, and I've got no chicken run
I might want a pretty little duck some day
But not just now - I'm Dunn.'

Three fellows then rushed up to me, 'Here's good old Brown' they cried
Close by was a refreshment bar, and they dragged me inside
And each one paid for drinks for me, I couldn't get away
Till one said, 'Brown, pull out your purse, It's your turn now to pay.'
I slowly moved towards the door, then said, 'I can't drink any more,

Chorus: 'I'm Dunn - Mister Dunn
You've mistaken me for someone else's son
I've been before to London Town
My name's Dunn, but it ain't Dunn Brown
I've had three drinks with you sirs and I haven't paid for one
So I'll pay for drinks when I come up next year
But not just now - I'm Dunn.'

I took my bag into a little restaurant just near
A well-dressed man said, 'Hello Brown, I'm glad to meet you here
You once did me a rare good turn, so come and have a peep
I've just picked up a diamond ring, and you shall have it cheap
It's eighteen carat, worth a score.' I said, 'I'm much obliged I'm sure.'

Chorus: 'I'm Dunn - Mister Dunn
You've mistaken me for someone else's son
I've been before to London Town
My name's Dunn, but it ain't Dunn Brown
I've bought some diamonds lately, we have laid in nigh two ton
And I'll have some carrots with my lunch today
So not just now - I'm Dunn.'

I put my bag down in the park, to rest and sit me down
A woman to her baby said, 'Why, there's your Uncle Brown.'
She said, 'Will you hold baby, please? His titty- bottle's dry
Just while I pop outside the park, a drop of milk to buy.
I won't be gone a moment, sir.' But this is what I said to her,

Chorus: 'I'm Dunn - Mister Dunn
You've mistaken me for someone else's son
I've been before to London Town
My name's Dunn, but it ain't Dunn Brown
My wife has got two babies - a daughter and a son
We're expecting another in the sweet bye and bye
But not just now - I'm Dunn.'

 
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Written and composed by Edgar Bateman & Charles Ridgwell - 1908
Performed by Charles R. Whittle (1874-1947)
 
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