MISTER BROWN AND THE VENETIAN BLIND
 
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Missis Brown was a lady who'd trusted her spouse
They'd never had jangles, they'd never had rows
Till she'd had an anonymous letter that Brown
Was mashing the landlady down at the 'Crown'
Straight off to a private detective she ran
Who followed Brown more like a cat than a man
Inside the parlour old Brown spoon'd his fair
Forgetting the blind was in need of repair.

Chorus: Love is blind, love is blind, and so was Mr Brown
As he looked at his Louisa, and began to gently squeeze her
He spoon'd a bit and she ditto. But fate seemed so unkind
For Mr Detective look'd through the defective Venetian Blind.


Then soon the detective called Mrs Brown down
She looked through the blind and said, 'Yes, that's Mr Brown
I know his side whiskers and ruby-red nose
I'll give the old bounder a gee-up - here goes.'
Right into the pub through the bar then she rushed
And collared old Brown as he knelt on one knee
She petted his love-locks and toyed with his face
And scattered his whiskers all over the place.

Chorus:

Oh! horror - oh sorrow - she soon felt so small
When she found it wasn't her old man at all
Though she in each hand held a handful of down
Belonging to somebody also named Brown
'Oh dear! I'm so sorry' she cried in despair
'What can I do?' Brown said, 'Hand me my hair'
'Oh missis, forgive me - now pray don't decline
I'll leave you your old Brown and go home to mine.'

Chorus: Love is blind, love is blind, and so was Mr Brown
As he looked at his Louisa, and began to gently squeeze her
He spoon'd a bit and his love ditto. But fate seemed oh so kind
Till Mr Detective look'd through the defective Venetian Blind.
 
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Performed by Charles Godfrey (1851-1900)
 
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