SO HER SISTER SAYS
 
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A girl who lives just opposite, I wish I understood
Has proved a perfect mystery to all our neighbourhood
Her brother and her married Sis, live in the house with her
She's out all day, from early morn, and she's a milliner.

Chorus: So her Sister says! Her married sister says!
And so, likewise, her brother, Jack says!
Well, she may be one, it's true
But still it keeps her out till two
So the lady in the first-floor back says!


I passed their street door late one night, and what should you suppose?
Saw Mrs Johnson's husband kiss that girl beneath the nose
I certainly will own 'twas dark, no moon about, you know
And Mary Ann somehow mistook old Johnson for her beau.

Chorus: So her Sister says! Her married sister says!
And so, likewise, her brother, Jack says!
But that tricky Mary Ann
Has done the same with her old man
So the lady in the first-floor back says!


She's fond of balls, and parties too, that young girl opposite
She's always out at dances, and they last half through the night
One week, she hired a special cab, came out dressed in state
She went to Covent Garden Ball, and came home rather late.

Chorus: So her Sister says! Her married sister says!
And so, likewise, her brother, Jack says!
Must have stopped to make a call
'Cos _ here! _ She didn't get home at all
So the lady in the first-floor back says!


She's not so young as she looks, though she makes up very well
Some say she's half-past thirty, but of course that's hard to tell
When we heard she'd got married, we could hardly keep in bounds
Today she wed a gentleman with thirty thousand pounds.

Chorus: So her Sister says! Her married sister says!
And so, likewise, her brother, Jack says!
She got spliced this afternoon
And, well, it wasn't much too soon
So the lady in the first-floor back says!
 
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Written and composed by J.P. Harrington & George Le Brunn - 1894
Performed by Jenny Valmore (b. circa 1865)
 
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