THE TWIN BROTHERS.
 
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My brother and myself are twins, so like each other, too,
That if you see us both at once, you cant tell who is who;
It is a fact that I relate, the likeness, too, is sich,
That neither of our parents know t'other from the which.

Chorus: What a bother, what a bother,
To resemble one another;
I'm so very like my brother,
People dont know which from t'other.

I'm the youngest of the two, because my brother Jim,
Was born ten minutes previously, before I followed him;
So as I didn't come before, but followed brother Jim,
Why that's the reason, people say, that I take after him.

Chorus:

I'm going to be a bachelor, but in my brother's head,
There seems to be a fancy that some day he's bound to wed;
I hope he will select a girl with whom he can agree,
In case she makes a great mistake, and wants to marry me.

Chorus:

Sometimes people say I'm him, and others swear he's me,
They make me think I'm not myself, that really I am he;
And as to which is which, when we're alone we can't agree,
For I often think that I am Jim, and he thinks he is me.

Chorus:

I tremble much in case, some day, our friends, perhaps, may make
A blooming error, or, in other words, a grave mistake:
For should my darling brother die, and they dout know 'tis he,
Why, blinded by their tears, perhaps, they'd want to bury me.

Chorus:

 
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Written and composed by Arthur Lloyd - 1876
Performed by Arthur Lloyd (1840 - 1904)
From monologues.co.uk Music Hall Lyrics Collection
 
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