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PKD on Teesside Lyr Req: You Don't Want to Keep on Showing It (7) Lyr Add: YOU DON'T WANT TO KEEP ON SHOWING IT 27 Jun 98


I wonder if anyone can help.

My grandfather used to sing this little bit of music hall doggerel
to me when I was 2, 3, 4 years old. When I started school, after
the teacher had taught us all Ba Ba Black Sheep and the like, she
asked if anyone knew any nice songs, and I sang her this. This
irreparably damaged my education !!!

The song is called "You Don't Want To Keep On Showing It, Mary"
and what I can remember of it is given below.

If anyone can add any verses, or correct the ones I can remember,
I would be very grateful.

You Don't Want To Keep On Showing It, Mary

Now to talk about your wife, well I know it is a sin
But I don't mind telling you me wife drinks gin
She drinks so much that her nose shines bright
In the dark you would take it for a moonlight night
One night last week she had a little too much
So I toddled off to bed
Under the clothes I poked me nose
In the dark I commenced to doze
Oh what a fright in the middle of the night
When she started blowing it
She blew me out of bed so to her I said
"You don't want to keep on showing it"
"You don't want to keep on showing it, Mary
"You don't want to keep on showing it

Now a week or two ago, what do you suppose
I got into trouble over Mary's nose
The man and the woman that lived next door
In the middle of the night caused a great uproar
They said that Mary's nose had been and bored a hole
Through the wall into their bed
Shouted "Fire!" with all their might
In the middle of the night
So to Mary Jane I said
"You don't want to keep on showing it, Mary
"You don't want to keep on showing it

The fireman came in the room with his hose
Started squirting on Mary's nose
She began to scream, her nose began to steam
And it boiled all the water you could throw on it
The fireman said "You're blistering me leg
"And you don't want to keep on showing it"
"You don't want to keep on showing it, Mary
"You don't want to keep on showing it"

Cheers

Paul


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