PUT ON YOUR SLIPPERS
 
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When Bertie courted Gertie by her Father's parlour fire
The old man's anger flared up as the gas bills mounted higher
One night he shoved his head inside and gravely said 'My son
Don't think of saying goodnight yet, it's only just gone one.

Chorus: Put on your slippers, you're here for the night
Stir up the fire but turn down the light
Don't let me spoil your yummy yums
Call me when the milkman comes
Put on your slippers, you're here for the night.'


Now Bertie was a bounder - yes - and regular hot stuff too
But when he married Gertie, Bertie found his Waterloo
When he thought of the girls up West, he'd reach out for his hat
She'd look at it and him and say 'Now that's enough of that!

Chorus: Put on your slippers, you're in for the night
Stir up the fire but turn down the light
There's no need for you to roam
You've quite enough to do at home
Put on your slippers, you're in for the night.'


Now Bertie was a member of the local fire brigade
And when he heard a cry of 'fire', great bravery he displayed
He scrambled out of bed and said, 'I'll help them with the hose'
His wife said, 'If you do, your'll have to go without your clothes.

Chorus: Put on your slippers, you're in for the night
Stir up the fire but turn down the light
You'll help them with the hose machine?
I know the sort of hose you mean
Put on your slippers, you're in for the night.'
 
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Written and composed by J.P. Harrington & Orlando Powell - 1911
Performed by Marie Lloyd (1870-1922)
 
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