IT'S VERY, VERY WARM ROUND THERE
 
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A chilly mortal I have been, since first my life began
This frigid country hardly suits, so very cold a man
I saw a doctor, whose advice, I purchased with my pelf
Then stayed six months in Africa, to try and warm myself.

Chorus: I found it warmer there
Yes, I found it warmer there
Where the nice black belles dress in leaves and shells
It was very much warmer there.

When I returned to England, and became a married man
I soon felt I should die, throught my life-partner, Mary Ann
My home, before the day that I was to the alter led
Seemed very, very cold, but from the hour that I got wed,

Chorus: I found it warmer there
Yes, I found it warmer there
For my wife got tight and set the bed alight
It was very much warmer there.

Once, in the depth of Winter time a beggar sought to win
Some coppers by his singing, but one copper ran him in
His plea that he was starved and cold soon won the beak's regard
To warm him up, he sent him to the cells, for three months hard.

Chorus: He found it warmer there
Yes, he found it warmer there
And, when he felt a chill, they'd put him on the mill
He got very much warmer there.

Though I find London rather cold, still this assertion's right
Dear Sisters, you'll find London Streets, extremely warm at night
Though even Pimlico can boast, no inconvenient heat
Dear girls, I must entreat you not to walk down Regent Street.

Chorus: I found it warmer there
Yes, I found it warmer there
And like poor Miss Cass, meet a bobby who's an ass
It is very much warmer there.

 
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Performed by Mark Sheridan (1867-1918)
From monologues.co.uk Music Hall Lyrics Collection
 
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