SOMETHING TICKLED HER FANCY
 
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Sweet Kitty King was a shy young thing
She hadn't in truth cut a wisdom tooth
Since she could toddle, well she'd been a model
Of serious simplicity
Once on her own she went out alone
To spend some pelf on her own sweet self
And the very first thing that she took on
Was a penn'worth of electricity
She dropped a penny in all right
But when she gripped the handles tight.

Chorus: Something tickled her fancy and filled her with surprise
Something tickled her fancy and made her wink her eyes
She couldn't understand it quite, but oh alas alack
It made her laugh all over her face and halfway down her back.


Sweet Kitty King was a shy young thing
She loved no man but her big brother Dan
So she was happy, until a smart young chappie
Commenced a-billing and coodling
Just for a change, though it did seem strange
She didn't resist when her lips he kissed
But he got wild, for she never smiled
Nor joined in his canoodling
But when she felt beneath her nose
Her sweetheart's gay moustachios.

Chorus:

Sweet Kitty King was a shy young thing
But a night came round when her voice she found
That young feller began to tell her
The tale that wants no burnishing
She said the word we've most of us heard
While he made vows to his future spouse
And wasn't he glad when the girl's old Dad
Declared he'd do the furnishing
The goods came, and were safely hived
But when the bassinet arrived.

Chorus:

Sweet Kitty King was a shy young thing
But ere very long - oh her hubby went wrong
He'd get fuddled and walk home muddled
In a state of full-up-top erty
She ran away from the house one day
And when he learned she had not returned
He said, 'Very well, then I shall sell
Up all the household property
But when he found the 'furnicher'
Her Dad had settled all on her.

Chorus: Something tickled his fancy and filled him with surprise
Something tickled his fancy and made him wink his eyes
He couldn't understand it quite, but oh alas alack
It made him laugh all over his face and halfway down his back.
 
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Written and composed by Charles Osborne - 1901
Performed by Harry Randall (1857-1932)
 
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