THERE AIN'T A BIT OF PRIDE ABOUT ME
 
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I ain't one of your high and 'aughty blokes
What's always putting side on, don't yer see
You won't find me a-turning up my nose
At a fellow who's inferior to me
Some chaps they don't appear to know what sociability is
As for making pals - it ain't occurred to 'em
So proud they are in their nasty little way
Straight, it costs yer half-a-crown to speak a word to 'em

Chorus: But there ain't no stuck-up pride about yer humble
I've got the nature of a lamb
A real good-hearted easy-going bloke
That's the kind o' cove I am
And yer won't find any alteration
No matter what my luck may be
I'll take a drink with anyone who's got the pluck to pay
There ain't a bit o' pride about me.


Straight, I fair get the needle every time
I read about them blooming Yankee girls
Every year they're coming over here
And a-picking up the dukeses and the earls
They find it easy to get into the aristocracy
If they bring a million quid or two with 'em
But English girls can't get any dukes or earls
'Cos their lordships won't have anything to do with them.

Chorus: But there ain't no stuck-up pride about yer humble
I've got the nature of a lamb
A real good-hearted easy-going bloke
That's the kind o' cove I am
And yer won't find any alteration
No matter what my luck may be
I'll marry any countess here who likes to say the word
There ain't a bit o' pride about me.


Though I ain't got a regular sort of job
I ain't one of your good-for-nothing class
All I want is some easy-going work
Then I'm always game to earn a bit o' brass
Now, suppose a married gent wants to go away for a bit
I'm his man - tho' perhaps 'e ain't aware of it
If I'm well paid he's no need to be afraid
I'll live in his house and take the best o' care of it.

Chorus: But there ain't no stuck-up pride about yer humble
I've got the nature of a lamb
A real good-hearted easy-going bloke
That's the kind o' cove I am
And yer won't find any alteration
No matter what my luck may be
If he should leave his wife at home I'll make no extra charge
There ain't a bit o' pride about me.


I hates blokes what are always, always on the brag
I know a certain chap by name of Brown
Last year 'e used to live next door to me
Now he's got a little house just out of town
I went to see him once and Brown was fairly carried away
Showed me round the house and made the most of it
The 'barf room' straight, he thought it absolutely great
'But,' say I, 'I don't see why yer want to boast of it.'

Chorus: But there ain't no stuck-up pride about yer humble
I've got the nature of a lamb
A real good-hearted easy-going bloke
That's the kind o' cove I am
And yer won't find any alteration
No matter what my luck may be
For I does my bit of barfing in the cistern once a month
There ain't a bit o' pride about me.
 
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Performed by W.P. Dempsey
 
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