A LITTLE BIT OFF THE TOP
 
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Brown's a very old friend of mine
Once I went to his house to dine
Some of the ar-is-to-cracy were there
Every one of 'em thought me 'great'
And said, when they saw me lick my plate
That I must be an American millionaire
The waiter came into the room
With a beautiful lump of pork
And although I'd 'wolfed' enough to feed a town
I thought I'd like a sample of the crackling and the gravy
So I loosened out my vest and said to Brown,

Chorus: 'Carve a little bit off the top for me, for me
Just a little bit off the top for me, for me
Saw me off a yard or two, I'll tell you when to stop
All I want is a little bit off the top.'


Once I made up my mind to roam
And spend a week by the briny foam
I'd never been far away from home before
Every one of the family
Were sorry indeed to part with me
They all love Willy, especially ma-in law
They all came up and asked me
For a lock of my golden hair
I clipped them from the back and from the side
At last I asked the missus which particular bit she fancied
And she rubbed her nose and lovingly replied,

Chorus: 'Tear a little bit off the top for me, for me
Just a little bit off the top for me, for me
I'll fix it on the copper-stick
And use it for a mop
All I want is a little bit off the top.'
 
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Written and composed by Murry & Leigh - 1900
Written and performed by Harry Bedford (1873-1939)
 
 
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