MOET AND SHANDON FOR ME
 
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What care I if the world's turn'd 'round
No, let turn and turn again,
No matter if it's upside down,
It still produces good Champagne.
Never care I how the good times go,
Oh! I oh! oh! I ho!
Moet and Shandon still drowns each woe,
Oh! I oh! oh! I ho!

Chorus: Champagne Charlie was my name,
Champagne drinking gain'd my fame,
So, as of old when on the spree,
Moet and Shandon's the wine for me.

The people may, of Paris talk
And call that city fine and gay,
Whene'er I visit La Belle France,
Esparnay's where I make my stay,
Down on the banks where the streamlets flow,
Oh! I oh! oh! I ho!
Purple and golden to the grapevines grow,
Oh! I oh! oh! I ho!

Chorus:

White wines are pale and have no tast,
The red, indeed, have too much hue,
Moselle, in pleasing, often fails,
Still Hock's too slow and suits but few,
Burgundy, Sherry, Greek wines, Bordeaux,
Oh! I oh! oh! I ho!
Like port from Spain do but taste so, so,
Oh! I oh! oh! I ho!

Chorus:

Champagne's the wine for giving toasts,
Let husband toast their buxom wives,
Whilst lovers drink to sweethearts true,
And bachelors to married lives,
They'll not keep single for long, I know,
Oh! I oh! oh! I ho!
Bacl'lors by 'Cham' will be turned to beaux,
Oh! I oh! oh! I ho!

Chorus:

So come, who'll join my jolly crowd?
At midnight we'll commence the spree,
Hurrah for 'Cham' we'll shout aloud,
And laugh and chaff and sing with glee,
Popping of corks shall let people know,
Oh! I oh! oh! I ho!
'Cham' does as freely as water flow,
Oh! I oh! oh! I ho!

Chorus:

 
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Written and composed by H. Hurrille & George Leybourne - 1868
Performed by George Leybourne (1842-1884)
From monologues.co.uk Music Hall Lyrics Collection
 
George Leybourne
 
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