OH, OH, ANTONIO
 
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In quaint native dress an Italian maid
Was deep in distress as the streets she strayed
Searching in every part
For her false sweetheart
And his ice-cream cart
Her English was bad it cannot be denied
And so to herself in Italian she cried,

Chorus: Oh Oh Antonio he's gone away
Left me alonio, all on my ownio
I want to meet him with his new sweetheart
Then up will go Antonio and his ice-cream cart.


So sad grew the plight of this fair, young lass
She'd faint at the sight of an ice-cream glass
She'd dream nigh every day
He'd come back to stay
But he'd fade away
Her old hurdy-gurdy all day she'd parade
And this she would sing to each tune that it played.

Chorus:

She sought in despair for Antonio
And looked everywhere that she thought he would go
Soon she to pine began
As each face she'd scan
For her ice-cream man
She faded away, but they say in the streets
The ghost of that girl in Italian repeats.

Chorus:
 
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Written and compoded By C.W. Murphy & Dan Lipton -1908
Performed by Florrie Forde (1876-1940)
 
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