IT'S MY BATH NIGHT, TONIGHT
 
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Although I am a type of English beauty I confess
The good looks I possess are due to cleanliness
A lady said tonight she'd take me to a picture show
And buy a box of chocolates too but I refused to go
because...

Chorus: 'It's my bath night tonight
My bath night, my bath night
Tonight's the night my Mamma with joy
Makes her little popsy-wopsy a nice clean boy
She lights the fire and gets the pot a-boiling
And she scrubs me nice and white
I wish you all could come and see me splashing in the sink
It's my bath night tonight'


One day when I was seeing life and dashing down the Strand
I heard a mission band, the music it was grand
A sweet salvation Lass said, 'Let me save you from the wreck
Your past is very black young man' I said, 'So is my neck... but

Chorus: It's my bath night tonight
My bath night, my bath night
Tonight's the night my Mamma with joy
Makes her little popsy-wopsy a nice clean boy
The captain shouted, 'Come with us to glory.'
I said, 'Thanks for your invite
But dear old Mother's going to wash me whiter than the snow
'Cos it's my bath night tonight.'


I tried to be an actor once in Shakespear's tragedy
Othello, that was me. I'd blacked my face you see
But one night in the killing scene, when I made my salaam
The audience yelled, 'Othello's white.' I said, 'Of course I am
because...

Chorus: It's my bath night tonight
My bath night, my bath night
Tonight's the night my Mamma with joy
Makes her little popsy-wopsy a nice clean boy
They threw bouquets at pretty Desdemona
They threw roses red and white
I don't know what they threw at me but I said, 'Thank the Lord,
That it's my bath night tonight'
 
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Written and composed by Bert Lee & R.P. Weston - 1922
Performed by Jack Pleasants (1874-1924)
 
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