NOW YOU’VE GOT YER KHAKI ON
 
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P'r'aps you don't know what a big surprise I've had?
I never would have dream'd of this before
'Cos I used to look on blokes
As sort o' comic caper jokes
A fing to 'ave a lark wiv, nothing more
P'r'aps you don't know Johnny Brown who sold the flowers and fruit?
I stood 'im 'cos he used to make me laugh
The other day he rolled up in Khaki, if you please
I says, 'Lumme! don't it suit yer, Jack. Not 'arf.

Chorus: Now, I do feel so proud of you, I do honour bright
I'm going to give you an extra cuddle tonight
I didn't like yer much before yer join'd the army, John
But I do like yer, cocky, now you've got yer Khaki on.


Once or twice, he took me to a moving picture show
He'd 'old me 'and and all that kind of stuff
And I don't mind saying this
I used to let 'im have a kiss
Until I said, 'Now chuck it, that's enough.'
Then up he rolls in Khaki - I says, 'Lovely, ain't you grown
You've altered, but you've altered for the best
Once or twice I thought you meant to grow a Derby Kell
But they've took it off, and stuff'd it in yer chest.

Chorus:

Standing at the corner of the street last night
He said to me, 'Now what are yer going to do?
Lets get married right away!'
I said, 'Now what would people say?
They'd all begin to talk about us two!'
Well. he looked disappointed. I said, 'Lets say a month'
Then on me word, the honest truth to speak
He told me that his furlough might be cut short any day
So I says, 'Then I'll be ready in a week.'

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Written and composed by Charles Collins & Fred W. Leigh - 1915
Performed by Marie Lloyd (1870-1922)
 
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