LET'S HAVE A BASIN OF SOUP
 
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Sloppy the Copper looked into a kitchen
The dear little cookie was busy a-stitching
She said to the Copper, 'Come in!'
The Copper he said with a grin
'Why I'm nearly froze, and just look at my nose
It's the perishing colour of blue
If you want me to hug, and start kissing your mug
Why, the very best thing you can do -

Chorus: 'Let's have a basin of soup! soup! soup! souperty souperty
Something that's good for your old Darby Kelly
With beautiful liquor, all jelly! all jelly!
'Twill make me so stout in the street when I'm out
You can bowl me about like a hoop
To do the thing proper, and fill up the copper
Why, let's have a basin of soup.'


Jimmy the coster he carted his Alice
About for an hour then they went to the Palace
The Palace was right in it's prime
They had such a beautiful time
They'd winkles for tea, then she shouted with glee
'Oh a loop on the loop would be nice.'
He said, 'That is so, we will loop it, what ho
But before it you take my advice -

Chorus: 'Let's have a basin of soup! soup! soup! souperty souperty
Something that's good for your old Darby Kelly
With beautiful liquor, all jelly! all jelly!
We'll want it inside, when we're having the ride
And we're looping the loopery loop
The winkles we've only just had will be lonely
So let's have a basin of soup.'


Johnston at Dover arrived with his missis
He'd smothered her chivvy all over with kisses
They were such a couple to spoon
Of course, it was their honey-moon
They'd grabbed at the chance. They were going to France
And the vessel it lay in the quay
When they get aboard, 'Now', he said to his Maud
'When the vessel gets well out to sea,

Chorus: 'Let's have a basin of soup! soup! soup! souperty souperty
Something that's good for your old Darby Kelly
With beautiful liquor, all jelly! all jelly!
'Twill give us both 'socks' when the vessel it rocks
And we're walking about on the poop
The fish in the water will say that we oughter
Go in for a basin of soup.'


Denny Mccarthy was giving a party
Everybody was jolly and hearty
They called on a widow to sing
She was such a goody young thing
She tried to refuse, so they gave her some booze
But she handed it back with a wink
'I can't sing a note till I gargle my throat
With a slippery - slopperty drink.

Chorus: 'Let's have a basin of soup! soup! soup! souperty souperty
Something that's good for your old Darby Kelly
With beautiful liquor, all jelly! all jelly!
Like Ad'lina Patti I'll sing if it's fatty
Although I've a touch of the croup
If you want me to tiddley-iddley-iddley
Let's have a basin of soup.'


Jimmy got married one day to his LIzzie
They went on their honey-moon, and they were busy
A-cuddling down by the foam
And later on sitting at home
Lizzie said, 'Jimmy, now what shall we have
For our supper, don't sit like a mute
Jimmy was 'wide', to his Lizzie replied
'As I don't want to have any fruit,

Chorus: 'Let's have a basin of soup! soup! soup! souperty souperty
Something that's good for your old Darby Kelly
With beautiful liquor, all jelly! all jelly!
It's better than fruit to put under my suit
And won't hurt when I'm going to stoop
Now you're a madam, don't treat me like Adam
So let's have a basin of soup.'
 
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Written by Murray & Champion
Performed by Harry Champion (1865-1942)
 
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