SONG OF SONGS
 

"Slap Bang, here we are again!"
With "Nancy in the Strand,"
Though "I vow'd I never would leave her",
"In the middle of a German Band".
But she's going to "Constantinople",
Along with "Nancy Green",
And "Martha, the Milkman's daughter",
Who is "Only Seventeen".
And "Martha, the Milkman's daughter",
Who is "Only Seventeen".

"The Howling Swell" has married,
"The Beautiful Young Widow Brown";
And they "Lodges at a Sugar Shop",
Somewhere in "Camden Town".
Old Sarah Walkers very fond
Of nice hot "Muffins for Tea"
But they're "Things we often read about,
But very seldom see."
But they're "Things we often read about,
But very seldom see."

"Sweet Jenny's" gone away and left,
Her "Jolly Cats" behind her;
She last was seen by "Runaway Jack"
With a nasty "Organ Grinder".
By the "London, Chatham and Dover" they
Have gone to "Dublin Bay",
Where I've no doubt that they'll "Take things
In a quiet sort of way".
Where I've no doubt that they'll "Take things
In a quiet sort of way".

"Riding in the Railway Train",
Sometimes is "Jolly Fun";
But "Very Much Depends Upon
The Style In Which It's Done".
They say "The Blighted Barner's" dead,
From the "Stirrup up" oh, dear;
And "Angelina Brown's" too fond,
Of "Bass's Bitter Beer".
And "Angelina Brown's" too fond,
Of "Bass's Bitter Beer".

"Cruel Mary Holder",
I forever do discard;
By the London, Chatham and Dover",
She has gone with the "Railway Guard".
The "Cymbal Youth" in the "Millingtary Band",
Along with "The Bird-whistle man";
Have gone "Far, Far Across The Sea",
To Seringapatam, tam, tam.
Have gone "Far, Far Across The Sea",
To Seringapatam, tam, tam.

"In This Old Chair My Father Sat",
With "Nan of Battersea";
And he said "My Own, My Guiding Star",
"We'll Be Married On Wed-Nes-Dee".
The "Men Of Merry England" go,
"The Whole Hog Or None";
And so does "Isobella With Her Gingham Umbrella",
Who lives at Islington.
And so does "Isobella With Her Gingham Umbrella",
Who lives at Islington.

"The Girl I Left Behind Me",
"Chide Me Not", was "Nelly Bly";
I couldn't "Wait For The Wagon" so said,
"Goodbye, Sweetheart Goodbye".
"Juanita", "Maraquita", "Sing To Me",
"The Boy In Blue";
Oh! "Polly, Won't You Try Me, Oh!"
With my "Hoop De Dooden Doo".
Oh! "Polly, Won't You Try Me, Oh!"
With my "Hoop De Dooden Doo".

Ah! "Sally In Our Alley",
"Will You Come To My Mountain Home";
"What Will They Say In England",
When you "Meet Me By Moonlight, Alone".
For "Sunny Days Will Come Again",
And so will "Peter Gray",
So "Kiss Me Quick And Go, My Love",
"Do Dear, Do Dear, Dah".
So "Kiss Me Quick And Go, My Love",
"Do Dear, Do Dear, Dah".

"We Are Coming Sister Mary",
With my faithful "Old Dog Tray";
For "My Bark Is Floating On The Tide",
To sail for "Galway Bay".
"The Glorious Vintage Of Champagne",
"Fill Me A Tankard, Mine Good Host";
"Down Among The Dead Men" there you'll see,
"Professor Pepper's Ghost".
"Down Among The Dead Men" there you'll see,
"Professor Pepper's Ghost".

"Beautiful Star In Heaven So Bright",
"Far Away Where Angels Dwell";
"So Early In The Morning" I hear,
"The Murmer Of The Shell"
Then "let Me Like A Soldier Fall",
"In My Garrett Near The Sky";
But "Troubadour Enchanting",
"Beef, Pork, Mutton Will You Buy".
But "Troubadour Enchanting",
"Beef, Pork, Mutton Will You Buy".

"'Twas Rank And Fame That Tempted Me",
To be a "Young Recruit";
When "Nelly Gray" did leave me,
For "The Shepherd With His Lute".
The "Take This Cup Of Sparkling Wine",
For "There's Someone Knocking At The Door",
If it calm this "Tempest Of The Heart",
I'll ask for "Nothing More".
If it calm this "Tempest Of The Heart",
I'll ask for "Nothing More".

 
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Written and composed by Arthur Lloyd (1840-1904)
From monologues.co.uk Music Hall Lyrics Collection
 
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