WHAT WOULD THE SEASIDE BE WITHOUT THE LADIES?
 
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Oh, what's the big attraction for the fellows by the sea?
Is it the ozone? Oh no!
And what is it that makes him want to go on the spree?
Is it the ozone? Oh no!
Ah, theres'a bigger attraction and I'll tell you what it is
It's the saucy little sea-side miss
The ozone and the sea are all right, you'll agree
But I must ask you this,

Chorus: 'What would the sea-side be without the ladies?
What would the sea-side be without the girls?
Something stronger than the sea-side air
Makes the fellows want to go down there
It would be like the desert of Sahara
Just as lonely everywhere
We can do without the sands
We can do without the bands
But we must have the girls down there.'


What makes Jenkins wish that he was single once again?
Is it the air there? Oh no!
And what is it that makes him linger there and miss his train?
Is it the air there? Oh no!
And why does every fellow go upon the sand hills, eh?
D'you think they go to watch the tide?
And why does Bertie scan every little bathing van?
Why, the pretty girls inside.

Chorus:

And what is it at Margate that makes old Johnson break the pledge?
Is it the barmaids? Oh no!
And what is it that makes him linger near the water's edge?
Is it the fair maids? Oh no!
And why does everyone go absolutely mad
As soon as our vacation starts?
And in the ballroom what makes us want to Turkey Trot
Why, the dear girls, bless their hearts.

Chorus:
 
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Written and composed by Kenneth Lyle & Andrew Allen
Performed by by Vesta Tilley - (1864-1952)
 
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