IT'S A JOLLY FINE GAME PLAYED SLOW
 
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Some men they are fond of a game or two of 'nap'
That's a jolly fine game played slow
While poker's the game for some other tricky chap
That's a jolly fine game played slow
Some, again, are fond of a game of 'draughts'
And away into the park they go
Where the wind his high, and a maid is nigh
That's a jolly fine game played slow

Chorus: It's a jolly fine game, a jolly fine game
Such a pretty little game you know
They can kiss and spoon for hours
Mid the breezes and the showers
That's a jolly fine game played slow.


To sit with a girl, on her sofa, for a spoon
Is a jolly fine game played slow
You don't need much light save the radiance of the Moon
It's a jolly fine game played slow
You kiss the girl, and she kisses you
And your mouths they both go like so
For her ma and her pa both out - ha ha
It's a jolly fine game played slow.

Chorus: It's a jolly fine game, a jolly fine game
Such a pretty little game you know
Till some saucy little loafer
Cries, from underneath the sofa
'Cheese oh - That's a jolly fine game played slow.'


Our Bob and his girl went out courting seven years
That's a jolly fine game played slow.
One day, all at once, they got married, pretty dears
That's a jolly fine game played slow.
All was bliss and joy for the first few months
But one day I said to him, 'What ho!
How d'you like it Bob?' He said, with a sob
'It's a jolly fine game played slow.'

Chorus:
It's a jolly fine game, a jolly fine game
Such a pretty little game you know
What with tax-collectors grinnin'
And the run on baby-linen
It's a jolly fine game played slow.


A young man took me for a ride once, after dark
That's a jolly fine game played slow.
We just hired a cab and drove through St James's Park
That's a jolly fine game played slow.
Then he said, 'You know I would die for you.'
And he put an arm around my waist -so
I said, 'I'm no flat! - after you with that
That's a jolly fine game played slow.

Chorus: It's a jolly fine game, a jolly fine game
Such a pretty little game you know
You can kiss me for my mother
I'll imagine all the other
That's a jolly fine game played slow.
 
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Written and composed by J.P. Harrington & George Le Brunn - 1895
Performed by Marie Lloyd (1870-1922)
 
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