MINE DID
 
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Did any of your parents cuss the day that you were born? Mine did.
Did they basely leave you on a doorstep all forlorn? Mine did.
Did great big brothers punch your head, and say you were a fool?
Did your sisters give you senna, pack you crying off to school?
Did your teachers wallop you, and stick you on the dunces stool?
Mine did.

Chorus: Did you do this? Did you do that?
Did your teacher never whack you with a ruler long and flat
Did your trousers ever tingle at the - you know- where you sat?
Mine did.

Pray, tell me, did you ever fall head over heels in love? I did.
And did you ever sigh and groan, and cast your eyes above? I did.
Say, did the darling of your heart possess a fighting pup
That each evening off your manly shins made mad attempts to sup
And that died of poison after tearing your new pants right up? Mine did

Chorus: Did you do this? Did you do that?
Did you ever have a tussle with a bull pup and the cat?
Did you modestly skip homeward tied up in the street-door mat?
I did.


Did you ever owe a quarter's rent and not possess a sou? I did.
And did you vow, ''twould be all right, next day your 'screw' was due?
I did.
Then in the dead of night, when honest folk were all abed
Have you carried chairs and tables round the corner on your head?
Did your landlord ever call next day and find that you had fled?Mine did

Chorus: Did you do this? Did you do that?
Did you ever 'shoot the moon' to dodge the broker's rat-tat-tat?
Did you ever find yourself in goal such tricks for playing at?
I did.


Say, didn't all you married chaps feel happy when you wed? I did.
Though when the honeymoon was o'er you wished you'd died instead?
I did.
Of course the bride looked sweet enough to captivate all men
But when the fatal knot was tied, how did you like it then?
Did the maid turn out a widow with a family of ten? Mine did

Chorus: Did you do this? Did you do that?
Did you ever try to make the kiddies live on 'antifat'?
Did your missus (good luck to her) slope off with some other flat?
Mine did.
 
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Performed by Cliff Ryland (1856-1930)
(with John J. Sweeney - billed as Sweeney & Ryland)
 
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