WHEN MAMMA AND PA HAVE GONE TO BYE-BYE
 
Maud Franklin
 

I've got a little secret that
I'd like you all to keep,
And that's that I'm supposed to be
Upstairs and fast asleep.
Mamma and Pa have gone to bed
To rise again at six,
And now's the time I always like
To start my little tricks.

Chorus: When Mamma and Pa had gone to bye-bye,
When Mamma and Pa had gone to bye-bye,
I always have a lark, especially when it's dark,
When Mamma and Pa had gone to bye-bye,

I've got a sweetheart all my own,
So I don't care a pin,
Last night when Ma and Pa had gone
To bed, I let him in.
We took our boots and stockings off,
And, talk about a spree!
We had a game of 'Blind-Mans-Bluff'
Then he told tales to me.

Chorus: When Mamma and Pa had gone to bye-bye,
When Mamma and Pa had gone to bye-bye,
I let him have a kiss, because he gave me this, (shows small doll)
When Mamma and Pa had gone to bye-bye.

I'd rather have hime here, tonight,
Than this old silly toy,
If he don't I'll turn him up,
And find another boy.
And directly we are old enough,
The happy knot to tie,
I'll have my little boxes packed,
Then do a little 'guy'.

Chorus: When Mamma and Pa had gone to bye-bye,
When Mamma and Pa had gone to bye-bye,
If he asks me to come, I'll run away from home,
When Mamma and Pa had gone to bye-bye,

 
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Written and composed by Joseph Tabrar - 1909
Performed by Maud Franklin
From monologues.co.uk Music Hall Lyrics Collection
 
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