WINK THE OTHER EYE
 
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Say, boys, what do you really mean
When you wink the o0ther eye?
Why, when you tell us where you've been
Do you wink the other eye?
You tell your wives such stories
You can give them just a few,
'Just met an old aquaintance' or
'The train was overdue.'
And when the simple wife believes
That every word is true,
Then you wink the other eye.

Chorus: Say, boys, now is it quite the thing?
Say, should we let you have your fling?
Oh! When you've got us on a string,
Then you wink the other eye.

Say, when you meet a pretty girl
Then you wink the other eye.
First sight you madly fall in love
Then she winks the other eye.
You take her through the city
For a pleasant little stroll,
And up against a jeweller's store
By accident you roll,
She'd like that lovely diamond brooch,
You find you're in a hole,
Then she winks the other eye.

Chorus:

In court, a breach of promise case,
Then they wink the other eye.
Upstairs, the maiden all forlorn
Then they wink the other eye.
She tells the judge her story
With a teardrop in her eye.
How the villain had deceived her
And she heaves a bitter sigh,
How he used to kiss and cuddle her
When nobody was nigh,
Then they wink the other eye.

Chorus:

A sweet young creature calls a cab
And she winks the other eye.
Right mum, another fare to grab
And he winks the other eye.
Her purse, alas, is empty
But how she must get there,
She whispers something in his ear,
'Then drive to Leicester Square.'
'Alright, jump in.' says cabby,
Oh! Cabby knows his fare,
For he winks the other eye.

Chorus:

 
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Written and composed by W.T. Lytton & George Le Brunn - 1890
Performed by Marie Lloyd (1870-1922)
From monologues.co.uk Music Hall Lyrics Collection
 
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