THAT’S HOW THE LITTLE GIRL GOT ON
 
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A clever young lady, a charming Miss Sadie
Her way to town one morning she was taking
But she didn' try for the paths that were high, for
She started in a humble way, dress making
The firm that engaged her
Just like a bird they chained her
All day the little darling was on show
Her employers beamed upon her
And tried all their dresses on her
For she took them to a fancy show...

So clever, so clever
Everyone said 'Did you ever'
She was as lithesome as a swan
She made all the Jonnies gape
They got mashed upon her shape
And that's how the little girl got on.

The other young ladies were jealous of Sadie's
Advancement through the medium of her figure
Her past life they raked up, and touched up, and faked up
And then they threw it at her with a snigger
Ha! - Ha! - Ha!
With much satisfaction
They said her low extraction
Contaminated all the others there
But the tricky little Sadie
Tried on for a titled lady
She said 'It isn't what I was - It's what I wear'
Ha! - Ha! - Ha!

So clever, so clever
Everyone said 'Did you ever'
She was as graceful as a swan
And when they kicked her - jealous cats
All the darling said was 'rats'
And that's how the little girl got on.
 
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Performed by Marie Lloyd (1870-1922)
 
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