SYDNEY'S HOLIDAYS ARE IN SEPTEMBER
 
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Sydney in the city works so hard, and more's the pity that is Sydney's idea
He finds it very difficult to make ends meet on his fifty pounds a year
He saves up for one reason, for one week in every season
Sydney goes with the tide
This dapper haberdasher blossoms forth into a masher at the seaside.

Chorus: Sydney's holidays are in September he's been saving up since November
His 'get-up' is a sight you must remember, naughty boy, naughty boy
He'll sit upon the pier and hear the band out
Upon my word he ought to hold his hand out
He tells the girls such whoppers as he's counting out his coppers
My word, he is a naughty boy.


He goes out every morning and he stands
Beneath the awning of the smartest hotel
Then goes inside to ask them if their clock is right,
And he swaggers out an awful swell
He's had some new cards printed, nicely perfumed also tinted
And they read 'Claud de Vere'
You know him, he's the sort o' chap that
Throws stones in the water from the pier.

Chorus: Sydney's holidays are in September he's been saving up since November
His 'get-up' is a sight you must remember, naughty boy, naughty boy
He'll fix his eye upon the ladies blouses
As with a little cane he taps his ''trouses'
On ginger beer get'moppy' and feels awfully 'acid-droppy'
My word he is a naughty boy.


Note the reckless manner in which Sydney on a lady divine
He'll do it till almost evry ha'p'nny's gone, he's a devil for the girls and wine
You'd think he owned the channel in his 'shrinky' suit of flannel
And this grand lordly stride
He's one of the many cases, for it is at seaside places
That you see see side.

Chorus: Sydney's holidays are in September he's been saving up since November
His 'get-up' is a sight you must remember, naughty boy, naughty boy
See him far from all the noise and bustle
Toying at a whelk-stall with a mussel
He's the bendiest of benders in his lavender suspenders
My word, he is a naughty boy.
 
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Performed by Vesta Tilley (1864-1952)
 
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