SHE'S BEAUTIFUL TO ME
 
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Just a workman who's wheeling a poor, crippled child
And they're watching the children at play,
In the beautiful park, children handsomely dressed,
Sons and daughters of folks rich and gay.
"Oh, what beautiful children." to him you remark;
And he answers, "They're bonny and fine,
But there's not one more dear to it's parents than this
Little, plain crippled maiden of mine.

Chorus: "She is heautiful to me! she is heautiful to me!
What care I how plain she be?
For she's truly beautiful to me.
There's not a fairer maiden in the land my two eyes can see;
She's the only one I truly love
She's beautiful, to me!"

'Tis a woman, deep-scarred, with her sight nearly gone,
But she's lovingly led, arm-in-arm,
By a fine handsome man who looks at her with pride,
And you ask him, "Wherein lies her charm?"
"Sir, those scars my wife got in a fire at our house,
For she went where no man would dare go;
And she rescued her children. Disfigured for life?
No, sir! not in my eyes. oh, dear, no!

Chorus: "She is heautiful to me! she is heautiful to me!
What care I how plain she be?
For she's truly beautiful to me.
There's not a fairer lady in the land my two eyes can see;
She's the only one I truly love
She's beautiful, to me!"

In a gay picture gallery, portraits displayed
Of the Earth's greatest beauties you see.
"Can't be beaten!" you say to a workman, but he
Says, " Oh, can't they? you just come with me.
Look at that picture, sir!" By his fireside so neat,
An old lady of eighty you spy;
And he says, "Talk of beautiful women, my word!
Look at mother, she'll knock 'em sky high !

Chorus: "She is beautiful to me! she is beautiful to me!
What care I how plain she be?
For she's truly beautiful to me.
There's not a fairer lady in the land my two eyes can see;
She's the only one I truly love,
She's beautiful, to me ! "

 
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Written and composed by W.E. Rogers - 1902
Performed by Arthur Lennard (1867-1954)
From monologues.co.uk Music Hall Lyrics Collection
 
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