WHY DO THE MEN RUN AFTER ME?
 
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Now what there is about me so attractive I don't know
That all the men run after me, no matter where I go
From one pub to another now they follow me about
I'm like a cat upon the tiles whenever I go out

Chorus: Why do the men run after me, after me, after me?
Chase me here, chase me there, Won't let me alone
Is it my talking ways or what?
Is it the money I haven't got?
Or is it my looks or beauty spot
That seems to tickle their fancy?


I always was a rare one for the fashions and the styles
To get the latest 'mode' I'd search the wardrobe shops for miles
At half a crown a bottle obtain my 'raven locks'
While for my fresh complexion I pay eighteen pence a box

Chorus: Why do the men run after me, after me, after me?
Chase me here, chase me there, Won't let me alone
Is it my figure they would embrace?
Is it my charming openwork face?
Or is it my giddy old bits of lace
That seems to tickle their fancy?


Now last night , for the hundredth time I dreamt that I was wed
And going honey-mooning, when I fell right out of bed
My landlord shouted up the stairs, 'Is that you Chiffonier?'
I answered back, 'Oh do come up and tell me dear!

Chorus: Why do the men run after me, after me, after me?
Chase me here, chase me there, Won't let me alone
Is it my grub they want to share?
Is it my feet that makes them stare?
Or is it the way I part my hair
That seems to tickle their fancy?


At Rowton House I occupy a charming furnished flat
The only male allowed there is my darling Thomas cat
Although I have turned seventeen, I keep on hoping on
That I shall 'go off' some day, if I'm not already gone, but

Chorus: Why do the men run after me, after me, after me?
Chase me here, chase me there, Won't let me alone
Is it my gay Parisian style?
Is it the dimples in my dial?
Or is it my 'Have-a-banana-smile'
That seems to tickle their fancy?
 
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Performed by 'Dame' Dan Crawley (1872-1912)
Words and music by T.W. Connor
 
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