MERIAH
 
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Meriah, Meriah, I'm waitin' for you nah.
Our weddin' mornin' 'as arrived. It's time to take the vah (vow)
Don't forget that time is money and money is time they say.
Remember this 'ere josser's come to throw 'isself away.
Don't forget that these clothes are pinched.
Do be quick or I'll get 'alf-inched.

Chorus: Now then Meriah, don't forget the time.
'Ere I am to change yer name, pre-oper, prim and prime.
Buck up, old beauty. The parson wants 'is fee,
So don't forget to bring it and a couple o' bob for me.

Meriah, Meriah, don't forget old pals and boys.
They're anxious and they're waitin' nah to wish us married joys.
They've brought some parcels wiv 'em
Come and see, there's quite a store.
There's a cradle and a baby's cart, whoever are they for?
Are they meant for me and you? If they are what shall we do?

Chorus: Now then Meriah, don't forget the time.
'Ere I am to change yer name, pre-oper, prim and prime.
Buck up, old sporty. The parson wants 'is fee,
So don't forget to bring it and I'll buy some beer for me.

Meriah, Meriah, oh you are my turtle dove.
For breakfast we'll 'ave kidneys in our own abode of love.
Just you think what you'll be losin' if you don't get spliced to me.
Ain't they sent your clean things 'ome from the laundery?
If the orange blossom's dead, wear some deep seaweed, dear, instead.

Chorus: Now then Meriah, don't forget the time.
'Ere I am to change yer name, pre-oper, prim and prime.
Buck up, old currant. The parson wants 'is fee,
So 'urry up and don't forget and come along o' me.

Chorus: Now then Meriah, don't forget the time.
'Ere I am to change yer name, pre-oper, prim and prime.
Buck up, old beauty. The parson wants 'is fee,
So don't forget to bring it and a couple o' bob for me.

 
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Performed by Gus Elen (1862-1940)
From monologues.co.uk Music Hall Lyrics Collection
 
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