OFF SHE GOES AGAIN
 
div
 

Possession of a charming wife I proudly now proclaim
Though she has got a temper, quite unworthy of her name
Which happens to be Mercy, though I'm sorry to dclare
She shows me very little, when I'm dull and full of care.

Chorus: Off she goes again, off she goes again
It's enough to make me wild, to see her acting like a child
I should like to know, if you can explain
What am I to do with her, when off she goes again?

My greatest yearly income is two hundred pounds, not more
My greatest joy and pleasure is the wife that I adore
I'd dress her like a duchess if I only had the cash
Last week I said, 'Be careful, dear, when shopping, don't be rash.'

Chorus: Off she goes again, off she goes again
It's enough to make me wild, to see her acting like a child
I should like to know, if you can explain
What am I to do with her, when off she goes again?

Before we joined our future, she of lessons took a course
Instructing ladies how to cook, from insects to a horse
Today when we were dining I just ventured to suggest
The pie-crust being heavy gave me pains across the chest.

Chorus: Off she goes again, off she goes again
It's enough to make me wild, to see her acting like a child
I should like to know, if you can explain
What am I to do with her, when off she goes again?

 
div
 
Written and composed by F. Gilbert
Performed by Charles Coborn (1852-1945)
From monologues.co.uk Music Hall Lyrics Collection
 
div
 
 
home spaceA spaceB spaceC spaceD spaceE spaceF spaceG spaceH spaceI spaceJ spaceK spaceL spaceM spaceN spaceO spaceP spaceQ spaceR spaceS spaceT spaceU spaceV spaceW spaceX spaceY spaceZ