MY KATTY KISSEM
 
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I've caught at last my Katty dear,
I love her more than I can tell.
From Camberwell to far Cashmere,
Her beauty bears away the bell.

Chorus: At last I've caught my Kat,
At last I've caught my Kat,
At last I've caught my Katty dear, I love so well.

A! will she hold her George's hand?
And will she ever press his lips?
And shall we both together stand,
In church and clasp our finger tips?

Chorus: Ah! will she hold her Geor...
Ah! will she hold her Geor...
Ah! will she hold her George's hand or press his lips?

I cannot catch her fleeting laugh;
I cannot treasure up those tears;
But I have got her photograph
And love her over head and ears.

Chorus: I cannot catch her flee...
I cannot catch her flee...
I cannot catch her fleeting laugh or dry her tears.

I feel at times a foolish tear,
Run shyly down my blushing cheek,
For Katty darling is so dear,
And I so little earn a week.

Chorus: I feel at times a fool...
I feel at times a fool...
I feel at times a foolish tear run down my cheek.

I gave her one in the ivy bow'r,
One little kiss and that was all.
And ever since that happy hour,
My Katty holds me in her thrall.

Chorus: I gave her one in the i...
I gave her one in the i...
I gave her one in the ivy bow'r and that was all.

I said, 'My Katty, kiss 'em dear!'
And pouted out my lips to hers,
But kitten-like, she turned her ear,
And dare not speak, she only purrs.

Chorus: I said, 'My Katty, kiss 'em...
I said, 'My Katty, kiss 'em...
I said, 'My Katty, kiss 'em dear, my lips to hers.

My love looks like an aspen-leaf;
A fragile blossom in the wind;
A lily delicate, in brief
The rarest flower in her I find.

Chorus: My love looks like a ass...
My love looks like an ass...
My love looks like an aspen leaf in the wind.

I would not give a damsel cause
To weep that she became my wife;
But I perhaps had better pause
Before I sacrifice my life.

Chorus: I would not give a dam...
I would not give a dam...
I would not give a damsel cause to weep for life.

 
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Written and composed by Alfred Thompson & Arthur Cecil - 1880
Performed by Arthur Roberts (1852-1933)
From monologues.co.uk Music Hall Lyrics Collection
 
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