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Thread #8256   Message #1101256
Posted By: Jim Dixon
25-Jan-04 - 08:02 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Champagne Charlie Is My Name
CHAMPAGNE CHARLIE was so popular it spawned several sequels.

From the sheet music at The Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music.

(The Library of Congress American Memory Collection also has a song sheet.)

Words, H. Hurrille. Music, George Leybourne. [no date]

What care I if the world's turned 'round?
No! let it turn and turn again.
No matter if it's upside down,
It still produces good Champagne.
Never care I how the times may go.
Oh! I oh! oh! I oh!
Moet and Shandon still drowns each woe.
Oh! I oh! I oh!

CHORUS: Champagne Charlie was my name.
Champagne-drinking gained my fame.
So, as of old when on the spree,
Moet and Shandon's the wine for me.

The people may of Paris talk,
And call that city fine and gay.
Whene'er I visit La Belle France,
Esparnay's where I make my stay,
Down on the banks where the streamlets flow.
Oh! I oh! oh! I oh!
Purple and gold do the grape-vines grow.
Oh! I oh! I oh! CHORUS

White wines are pale and have no taste.
The red indeed have too much hue.
Moselle in pleasing often fails;
Still Hock's too slow and suits but few.
Burgundy, Sherry, Greek wines, Bordeaux,
Oh! I oh! oh! I oh!
Like Port from Spain, do but taste so-so.
Oh! I oh! I oh! CHORUS

Champagne's the wine for giving toasts.
Let husbands toast their buxom wives,
Whilst lovers drink to sweethearts true,
And bachelors to married lives.
They'll not keep single for long, I know.
Oh! I oh! oh! I oh!
Bachelors by "Cham" will be turned to beaux.
Oh! I oh! I oh! CHORUS

So, come: who'll join my jolly crowd?
At midnight, we'll commence the spree.
"Hurrah for 'Cham!'" we'll shout aloud,
And laugh, and chaff, and sing with glee.
Popping of corks shall let people know,
Oh! I oh! oh! I oh!
"Cham" does as freely as water flow.
Oh! I oh! I oh! CHORUS