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Broadway's Fair Julie/Heartwrending Ballads and Raucous Ditties Lyrics
 

Alexander's Ragtime Band

Oh, my honey, oh, my honey,
Better hurry and let's meander
Ain't you goin'? Ain't you goin'?
To the leader-man, ragged meter man?
Oh, my honey, oh, my honey,
Let me take you to Alexander's
Grand stand brass band,
Ain't you comin' along?

Come on and hear! Come on and hear!
Alexander's ragtime band!
Come on and hear! Come on and hear!
It's the best band in the land!
They can play a bugle call like you never heard before

That's just the bestest band in the land,
Oh, my honey lamb
Come on along, come on along,
Let me take you by the hand
Up to the man, up to the man,
Who's the leader of the band
And if you care to hear the Swanee River played in ragtime
Come on and hear, come on and hear
Alexander's Ragtime Band.

Oh, that's just the best band in the land,
Oh, my honey lamb
Come on along, come on along,
Let me take you by the hand
Up to the man, up to the man,
Who's the leader of the band
And if you care to hear the Swanee River played in ragtime
Come on and hear, come on and hear
Alexander's Ragtime Band.
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Baubles, Bangles, and Beads

Baubles, bangles, hear how they jing, jinga-linga
Baubles, bangles, bright shiny beads
Sparkles, spangles, my heart will sing, singa-linga
Wearin' baubles, bangles and beads

I'll glitter and gleam so
Make somebody dream

So that some day he may buy me a ring, ringa-linga
I've heard that's where it leads
Wearing baubles, bangles, and beads

I'll glitter and gleam so
Make somebody dream

So that some day he may buy me a ring, ringa-linga
I've heard that that's where it leads
Wearing baubles, bangles, and beads.
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Burlington Bertie from Bow

I'm Bert
Perhaps you've heard of me, Bert
You've had word of me jogging along
Hearty and strong, living on plates of fresh air!

I dress, I dress up in fashion
And when I am feeling depressed
I shave from my cuff all the whiskers and fluff
Stick my hat on and toddle up West

I'm Burlington Bertie, I rise at ten thirty
And saunter along like a toff
I walk down the Strand with my gloves on my hand
And I walk down again with them off

I'm all airs and graces, correct easy paces
Without food so long I forgot where my face is!
I'm Bert, Bert, I haven't a shirt
But my people are well off, you know!
Nearly everyone knows me from Smith to Lord Rosebr'y
I'm Burlington Bertie from Bow!

I smile condescendingly
While they're extending me
Cheer upon cheer when I appear
Captain with my polo team

So strict, so strict are my people
They're William the Conqueror's strain
If they ever knew I'd been talking to you
Why, they'd never look at me again!

I'm Burlington Bertie, I rise at ten thirty
Then saunter along Temple Bar
As 'round there I skip I keep shouting, "Pip, pip!"
And the damned fools think I'm in my car!

At Rothchild's I swank it
My body I plank it
On his front doorstep
With the mail for a blanket

I'm Bert, Bert, and Rothchild was hurt
He said, "You can't sleep there!"
I said, "Oh?"
He said,  "I'm Rothchild, sonny!"
I said, "That's damned funny,
I'm Burlington Bertie from Bow!"

And Buckingham Palace I view
I stand in the yard while they're changing the guard
And the King shouts across, "Tootle- loo!"

The Prince of Wales' brother, along with some other
Slaps me on the back and says, "Come and see Mother."
I'm Bert, Bert, and royalty's hurt
When they ask me to dine, I say, "No."
No, I just had a banana with Lady Diana
I'm Burlington Bertie

I'm Burlington Bertie from Bow!
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By the Light of the Silvery Moon

Place- park
Scene- dark
Silvery moon is shining through the trees

Cast- two
Me, you
Summer kisses floating on the breeze

Act one
Be done
Dialogue: "Where would you like to spoon?"
My cue: "With you
Underneath the silvery moon."

By the light
Of the silvery moon
I want to spoon
To my honey I'll croon love's tune

Honey moon, keep ashining in June
Your silvery beams will bring love's dreams
We'll be cuddling soon
By the silvery moon.

Act two
Scene: new
Roses blooming all around the place
Cast: three
You, me, preacher with a solemn-looking face

Choir sings, bell rings
Preacher: "You are wed forevermore."
Act two, all through
Every night the same encore (the same encore)

By the light
Of the silvery moon
I want to spoon
To my honey I'll croon love's tune
Honey moon, keep ashining in June
Your silvery beams will bring love's dreams
We'll be cuddling soon
By the silvery moon.

Your silvery beams will bring love's dreams
We'll be cuddling soon
By the silvery moon.
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Don't Go in the Lion's Cage Tonight

A mother once she had a lovely daughter.
The mother was a actress on the stage.
She traveled with a troop of well trained lions.
And each night she went in the lions cage.

One day the daughter had a premonition,
That everything that night would not go right. (Would not go right!)
That day she told her mother in the kitchen:
Please don't go in the lions cage tonight! No, not tonight!

Oh, don't go in the cage tonight, mama darling,
For the lions look ferocious and may bite.
And when they get their angry fits,
They may tear you all to bits, so,
So don't go in the lions cage tonight.

The mother heeded not the daughter's warning,
But to her turned and simply said "Poo Hoo",
I think I ought to know what I am doing.
When I'm around the lions all feel blue. (They all feel blue)

That night when she was dancing in the lions cage,
The lions thought that they would like to eat. (Would like to eat)
And as they bit the darling mother's head off,
These words came back to her so pure and sweet. (So pure and sweet)

Oh, don't go in the cage tonight mama darling,
The lions look ferocious and may bite.
And when they get their angry fits,
They may tear you all to bits.

So don't go in the lion's cage tonight!
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Everybody's Doin' It Now

Ev'rybody's doin' it
Doin' it, doin' it
Ev'rybody's doin' it
Doin' it, doin' it

See that ragtime couple over there
Watch them throw their shoulders in the air
Snap their fingers
Honey, I declare
It's a bear, it's a bear,
There!

Ev'rybody's doin' it
Doin' it, doin' it
Ev'rybody's doin' it
Doin' it, doin' it

Ain't that music touching your heart
Hear that trombone bustin' apart?
Come, come, come, come let us start
Ev'rybody's doin' it now

See that ragtime couple over there
Watch them throw their shoulders in the air
Snap their fingers
Honey, I declare
It's a bear, it's a bear,
There!

Ev'rybody's doin' it
Ev'rybody's doin' it

Now ain't that music touching your heart
Hear that trombone bustin' apart?
Come, come, come, come let us start
Ev'rybody's doin' it
Ev'rybody's doin' it
Ev'rybody's doin' it
Ev'rybody's doin' it

Ev'rybody's doin' it now!
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A Fellow Needs a Girl

A fellow needs a girl to sit by his side,
At the end of a weary day.
To sit by his side and listen to him talk
And agree with the things he'll say.

A fellow needs a girl to hold in his arms
When the rest of his world goes wrong,
To hold in his arms and know that she believes
That her fellow is wise and strong.

When things go right, and his job's well done,
He wants to share the prize he's won.

If no one shares and no one cares,
Where is the fun of a job well done?
Or a prize you've won?

A fellow needs a home, his own kind of home,
But to make this dream come true,
A fellow needs a girl, his own kind of girl,
And I'm the girl for you.
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The Honeysuckle and the Bee

On a summer afternoon,
Where the honeysuckles bloom,
When all nature seemed at rest.

‘Neath a little rustic bower,
Mid the perfume of the flower,
A maiden sat with one she loved the best.
As they sang the songs of love,

From the arbour just above,
Came a bee which lit upon the vine;
As it sipped the honey-dew,
They both vowed they would be true,
Then he whispered to her words she thought divine.

You are my honey, honeysuckle,
I am the bee,
I’d like to sip the honey sweet
From those red lips, you see
I love you dearly, dearly,
And I want you to love me,
You are my honey, honeysuckle,
I am the bee

So beneath that sky so blue,
These two lovers fond and true,
With their hearts so filled with bliss,

As they sat there side by side,
He asked her to be his bride,
She answered “Yes” and sealed it with a kiss.

For her heart had yielded soon,
‘Neath the honeysuckle bloom,
And thro’ life they’d wander day by day.
And he vowed just like the bee,
“I will build a home for thee,”
And the bee then seemed to answer them and say:

You are my honey, honeysuckle,
I am the bee,
I’d like to sip the honey sweet
From those red lips, you see
I love you dearly, dearly,
And I want you to love me,
You are my honey, honeysuckle,
I am the bee.

You are my honey, honeysuckle,
I am the bee.
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How Are Things in Glocca Morra?

I hear a bird
A Londonderry bird
It well may be it's bringing me a cheering word.

I feel a breeze,
A River Shanon breeze
It well may be it's followed me across the seas.

Then tell me please:
How are things in Glocca Morra?
Is that little brook still leaping there?
Does it still run down to Donny Cove,
Through Killybegs, Kilkerry, and Kildare?

How are things in Glocca Morra?
Is that willow tree still weeping there?
Does that laddie with the twinkling eye
Come whistling by, and does he walk away
Sad and dreamy there, not to see me there?

So I ask each weeping willow
And each brook along every way
And each lad that comes a-whistling by,
Tooralay

How are things in Glocca Morra
This fine day?

How are things in Glocca Morra
This fine day?
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How Can I Wait?

How can I wait, can I wait, 'til tomorrow comes?
How can I live 'til tomorrow comes?
How can I make every minute fly
'Til a shining moment went
I'll be seeing him again?

I'm gonna die gonna die
All be old and grey
Why is tomorrow so far away
How can I talk, can I breathe, can I eat?
What can I do with my hands and my feet?
How can I wait, can I wait, 'til tomorrow comes?

Starlight, go away, fade away, blow away
Sunrise, come again, make a new sunny day

Oh, what can I do can I think about?
How can my heart keep from jumpin' out?
How can I sleep?
Couldn't sleep if I tried!
Where can I run 'til I run to his side?
How can I wait 'til tomorrow comes?
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How Long Has This Been Going On?

I could cry salty tears.
Where have I been all these years?
Is it fun? Or should I run?
How long has this been going on?

There were chills up my spine,
And some thrills I can't define.
Does it show? Oh, who would know?
How long has this been going on?

Oh, I feel like I could melt.
Into heaven I'm hurled.
I know how Columbus felt
Finding another world.

Can I trust how I feel?
Is this my Achilles heel?
Can one kiss do all of this?

How long has this been going on?
How long has this been going on?
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I Didn't Know What Time it Was

Once I was young ,
Yesterday, perhaps.
Danced with Jim and Paul and kissed some other chaps.
Once I was young,but never was naive.
I thought I had a trick or two
Up my imaginary sleeve.
And now I know I was naive.
 
I didn't know what time it was
Then I met you.
Oh, what a lovely time it was,
How sublime it was too!
I didn't know what day it was
You held my hand.
Warm like the month of May it was,
And I'll say it was grand.

Grand to be alive, to be young,
To be mad, to be yours alone!
Grand to see your face, feel your touch,
Hear your voice say I'm all your own.

I didn't know what year it was
Life was no prize.
I wanted love and here it was
Shining out of your eyes.
I'm wise, and I know what time it is now.
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I Don't Care

They say I'm crazy, got no sense,
But I don't care.
They may or may not mean offence,
But I don't care;
You see I'm sort of independent,
Of a clever race descendent,
My star is on the ascendant,
That's why I don't care.

I don't care, I don't care,
What they may think of me.
I'm happy go lucky,
Men say I am plucky,
So jolly and care free.

I don't care, I don't care,
If I do get the mean and stony stare.
If I'm never successful, it won't be distressful
'Cos I don't care.

Some people say I think I'm it,
But I don't care,
They say they don't like me a bit,
But I don't care!
'Cos my good nature effervescing,
Is one, there is no distressing,
My spirit there is no oppressing,
Just 'cos I don't care.

I don't care, I don't care,
If people don't like me,
I'll try to outlive it,
I know I'll forgive it,
And live contentedly.

I don't care, I don't care,
If people do not try to treat me fair.
There is naught can amaze me,
Dislike cannot daze me,
'Cos I don't care.

I don't care, I don't care
If I do get the mean and  stoney stare
If I'm never successful, it won't be distressful
'Cos I don't care!
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I Feel Pretty

I feel pretty
Oh so pretty
I feel pretty and witty and bright
And I pity
Any girl who isn't me tonight

I feel charming
Oh so charming
It's alarming how charming I feel
And so pretty
That I hardly can believe I'm real

See the pretty girl in that mirror there?
Who can that attractive girl be?
Such a pretty face
Such a pretty dress
Such a pretty smile
Such a pretty me!

I feel stunningand entrancing
Feel like running and dancing for joy
For I'm loved
By a pretty wonderful boy!

See the pretty girl in that mirror there?
Who can that attractive girl be?
Such a pretty face
Such a pretty dress
Such a pretty smile
Such a pretty me!

I feel stunningand entrancing
Feel like running and dancing for joy
For I'm loved
By a pretty wonderful boy!
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If Love Were All

I believe in doing what I can
Crying when I must, and laughing when I choose
Hey ho, if love were all
I should be lonely

I believe the more you love a man
The more you put your trust, the more you're bound to lose
Although, when shadows fall,
I think if only somebody splendid really needed me
Someone affectionate and dear
Cares would be ended if I knew that he wanted to have me near

But I believe that since my life began
The most I've had is just a talent to amuse
Hey ho, if love were all
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A Little Bit in Love

Mmhmmm
I'm a little bit in love
Never felt this way before
Mmhmmm
Just a little bit in love
Or perhaps a little bit more

When he looks at me
Everything's hazy and it's all out of focus
When he touches me
I'm in the spell of a strange hocus-pocus
It's so- I don't know
I'm so- I don't know, I don't know
But I know if it's love
Then it's lovely!

Mmhmmm
It's so nice to be alive
When you meet someone
Who bewitches you
Will he be my all, or did I just fall
A little bit
A little bit in love?
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Looking For a Boy

I am just a little girl
Who's looking for a little boy
Who's looking for a girl to love.

Tell me please, where can he be?
The loving he who'll bring to me
The harmony I'm dreaming of.

It'll be goodbye, I know
To my tale of woe,
When he says hello!

So, I am just a little girl
Who's looking for a little boy
Who's looking for a girl to love!

Hello, I am just a little girl
Who's looking for a little boy
Who's looking for a girl to love!
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If Jack Were Only Here

Two drummers sat at dinner in a grand hotel one day
While dining they were chatting in a jolly sort of way
And when a pretty waitress brought them the tray of food
They spoke to her familiarly in manner rather rude

At first she did not notice them or make the least reply
But one remark was passed that brought the teardrops to her eyes
And facing her tormentor, with cheeks now burning red
She looked a perfect picture, as appealingly, she said,

My mother was a lady like your's, you will allow
And you may have a sister who needs protection now
I've come to this great city to find a brother dear
And you wouldn't dare insult me, sir, if Jack were only here

It's true, one touch of nature, it makes the whole world tin
And every word she uttered seemed to touch their hearts within
They sat there stunned and silent, until one cried in shame,
"Forgive me, miss, i meant no harm, pray tell me, what's your name?"

She told him, and he cried again, "I know your brother, too!
Why, we've been friends for many years and he often speaks of you
He'll be so glad to see you, and if you'll only wed
I'll take you to him as my wife, for I've loved you since you said,

My mother was a lady like your's, you will allow
And you may have a sister who needs protection now
I've come to this great city to find a brother dear
And you wouldn't dare insult me, sir, if Jack were only here
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She is More to be Pitied than Censured

At the old concert hall on the Bowery,
'Round a table were seated one night,
A crowd of young fellows carousing
With them life seemed cheerful and bright.
At the very next table was seated
A girl who had fallen to shame,
All the young fellows jeered at her weakness,
Till they heard an old woman explain:

She is more to be pitied than censured,
She is more to be helped than despised.
She is only a lassie who ventured
On life's stormy path, ill-advised;
Do not scorn her with words fierce and bitter
Do not laugh at her shame and downfall.
For a moment, just stop and consider
That a man was the cause of it all.

There's an old-fashioned church 'round the corner
Where the neighbors all gathered one day,
While the parson was preaching a sermon
O'ere a soul that had just passed away;
'Twas this same wayward girl from the Bow'ry
Who a life of adventure had led.
Did the clergyman jeer at her downfall?
No! He asked for God's mercy, and said:

She is more to be pitied than censured,
She is more to be helped than despised.
She is only a lassie who ventured
On life's stormy path, ill-advised;
Do not scorn her with words fierce and bitter
Do not laugh at her shame and downfall.
For a moment, just stop and consider
That a man was the cause of it all.
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A Sleeping Bee

When a bee lies sleeping
In the palm of your hand
You're bewitched
And deep in love's long looked-after land

Where you'll see a sun up sky
With a morning new
And where the days go laughing by
As love comes a-calling on you

Sleep on bee don't waken
Can't believe what just passed
He's mine for the taking
I am happy at last

Maybe I dreams, but he seems
Sweet golden as a crown

A sleeping bee has told me
I'll walk with my feet off the ground
When my one true love
I have found

Maybe I dreams, but he seems
Sweet golden as a crown

A sleeping bee has told me
I'll walk with my feet off the ground
When my one true love
I have found
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Smarty

Now Willy Green I think you're mean,
You ran away and hid
You sneaked away the other day with Nellie, yes you did
You did, you did, you know you did!
You didn't? Oh, such lies!
I saw you with my own two eyes!
You even hugged and kissed her down the lane!
Well anyway, I'm mad so please don't speak to me again.

Cuz you're a smarty, smarty, smarty
Thought you had a party
Don't forget what the teacher taught
You'll be sorry if you get caught
I'm going to tell your mother
Just see if you don't care
You're nothing but a smarty pants
So there, there, there

Why Annie Brown how can you frown?
That's not the way to do
There's not another girl in town I love like I love you
You're jealous, fess up
You know it isn't right

Well that's true, cuz that's what makes the grown-ups fight (Makes grown-ups fight?)

Yes

Is kissing such an awful, awful crime?

It certainly is, especially when you knew that I was looking all the time

Oh, he was only kidding

Is that so?
Well, he's a smarty, smarty, smarty
Thought you had a party
Don't forget what the teacher taught
You'll be sorry if you get caught
I'm going to tell your mother
Just see if you don't care
You're nothing but a smarty cat/cad (not completely sure about this one),
So there, there, there
There, you're nothing but a smarty cat
So there, there, there!
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This is New

This is new, I was merely existing
This is new and I'm living at last
Head to toe, you've got me so I'm spellbound
I don't know if I am heaven or hellbound
This is new.
Is it Venus insisting that I'm through with a shadowy past?
I am hurled up to another world where life is bliss, and this is new

Head to toe, you've got me so I'm spellbound
I don't know if I am heaven or hellbound
This is new.
Is it Venus insisting that I'm through with a shadowy past?
I am hurled up to another world where life is bliss, and this is new.
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Waiting at the Church

I'm in a nice bit of trouble, I confess;
Somebody with me has had a game.
I should by now be a proud and happy bride,
But I've still got to keep my single name.

I was proposed to by Obadiah Binks
In a very gentlemanly way;
Oh, he was a nice gent, he really was!
I lent him all me money so that he could buy a home
And punctually at twelve o'clock to-day-

There was I, waiting at the church,
Waiting at the church,
Waiting at the church;
When I found he'd left me in the lurch,
Lor, how it did upset me!

All at once, he sent me round a note
Here's the very note,
This is what he wrote:
"I can't get away to marry you today.
My wife, won't let me!"

Lor, what a fuss Obadiah made of me
When he used to take me in the park!
He used to squeeze me till I was black and blue,
When he kissed me he used to leave a mark.

Each time he met me he treated me to wine,
Took me now and then to see the play;
Oh, it was lovely, and ever so posh!
Well, understand me rightly when I say he treated me,
It wasn't him but me that used to pay.

There was I, waiting at the church,
Waiting at the church,
Waiting at the church;
When I found he left me in the lurch,
Lor, how it did upset me!

All at once, he sent me round a note
Here's the very note,
This is what he wrote:
"I can't get away to marry you today.
My wife, won't let me!"
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Who Threw the Overalls in Mistress Murphy's Chowder?

Mistress Murphy gave a party just about a week ago,
Everything was plentiful, the Murphys, they're not slow.
They treated us like gentlemen; we tried to act the same
Only for what happened, well it was an awful shame.
When Mistress Murphy dished the chowder out she fainted on the spot;

She found a pair of overalls at the bottom of the pot.
Tim Nolan he got ripping mad, his eyes were bulging out,
He jumped upon the piano and loudly he did shout.

"Who threw the overalls in Mistress Murphy's chowder?"
Nobody spoke so he shouted all the louder:
"It's an Irish trick that's true!
I can lick the Mick that threw the overalls in Mistress Murphy's chowder!"

Whoa, boys, will ya hold on there!

They dragged the pants from out the soup and laid them on the floor;
Each man swore upon his life, he'd ne'er seen them before.
They were plastered up with mortar and were worn out at the knee,
They had their many ups and downs as we could plainly see.

And when Mistress Murphy she came-to she began to cry and pout,
She had them in the wash that day and forgot to take them out.
Tim Nolan, he excused himself for what he said that night,
So we put music to the words and sang with all our might.

Who threw the overalls in Mistress Murphy's chowder?
Nobody spoke so we shouted all the louder:
"It's an Irish trick that's true!
I can lick the Mick that threw the overalls in Mistress Murphy's chowder!

The overalls in Mistress Murphy's chowder!



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